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Secret Of The Black Pearl (1980) — Thundarr the Barbarian Cartoon Episode Guide

Secret Of The Black Pearl (1980) - Thundarr the Barbarian

Secret Of The Black Pearl (1980) — Thun­darr the Barbarian

CotD: No, it is not a car­toon ver­sion of Jack Spar­row… but “Secret Of The Black Pearl” is the first episode in the Thun­darr the Bar­bar­ian Car­toon Episode Guide…

Secret Of The Black Pearl (1980) — Thun­darr the Bar­bar­ian Car­toon Episode Guide

In this, the pilot episode, Thun­darr meets his arch-nemesis, Gem­ini, a vile sor­cerer with faces on both the front and back of his head.

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Filmation cel painter Sara Seaberry dead at 73

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fil­ma­tion

Sara Seaberry, who painted cels and did mark-up for Fil­ma­tion from 1973 until 1989, died Jan­u­ary 10. She was 73.

Assis­tant head of ink and paint mark-up for the 1987 movie Pinoc­chio and the Emperor of the Night, Seaberry was assis­tant head of mark-up on BraveS­tarr: The Leg­end, released the fol­low­ing year. She was a mark-up assis­tant on Hap­pily Ever After (1993).

Seaberry was a key cel painter for the 1992 direct-to-video release The King­dom Chums: Orig­i­nal Top Ten, co-produced by ABC Enter­tain­ment and Rick Rein­ert Production.

Heavy Metal assistant animator Judy Niver dies, 71

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Lay­out artist and ani­ma­tor Judith M. “Judy” Niver, an assis­tant ani­ma­tor on the “Taarna” seg­ment of the 1981 movie Heavy Metal, died Decem­ber 14. She was 71.

From 1965 until 1994, she worked for DePatie-Freleng, Fil­ma­tion, Hanna-Barbera, UPA, Ed Love, Ruby-Spears, Encore, Hype­r­ion, Cool Pro­duc­tions, DreamQuest and Rich Animation.

Niver was a key assis­tant ani­ma­tor on the 1987 Fil­ma­tion the­atri­cal fea­ture Pinoc­chio and the Emperor of the Night. In addi­tion, she was an assis­tant ani­ma­tor on 1991’s Rover Dan­ger­field.

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