Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy 75th Birthday to Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse"!

Seventy five years ago today the legendary Raymond Scott wrote a song called "Powerhouse" which quickly became something of a cartoon staple...
Nearly 11 years ago, Powerhouse Animation had registered a URL with another name. Then we got a copy of Animation Magazine and found out another new studio already had a very similar name. We batted around a few ideas and nothing seemed to work. Soon after, Cindy Crowell was hard at work scanning a set of drawings and started humming Scott's "Powerhouse", and Frank Gabriel said "Powerhouse Animation..."

The rest, as they say, is history.

Check out this great article on Boing Boing honoring Scott and this song on its 75th anniversary.

No comments:

Post a Comment