NCS video guru John Lotshaw just posted a full length film of the 2014 NCS Reuben Awards on the NCS YouTube channel. It weighs in at a whopping 1:57 but is chock full of fun thanks to the antics of emcee Tom Gammill and assorted cartoonists who played along with said antics, the show direction of Bill Morrison and the video work of the afore mentioned Mr Lotshaw. I believe this is the first time a Reubens has ever been released in its entirety on video to the general public.
There are many highlights, but in particular you will see:
- Tom G’s spectaular opening number
- Renee Faundo recieving the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
- “Weird Al” Yankovic receiving the A.C.E. Award
- Bunny Hoest Carpenter and John Reiner being honored with NCS Gold Key Awards
- Russ Heath get the Miltion Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award
- More Tom Gammill video fun
- Lots of cartoonists getting awards
- Wiley Miller receiving the Reuben for Cartoonist of the Year
Unfortunately we couldn’t include the original video intro featuring a montage of clips from “The Simpsons” that revolve around comics, comic strips and MAD Magazine because YouTube refused to accept “Matt Groening said we could use these!” as actual copyright use permission. I’m going to try and get something more official, and if I do we’ll have a new version to post.
In the meantime, enjoy the show!
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