Fond memories from way back – almost 30 years ago.
We think this photo was taken on the 4TH OF JULY (1988), outdoors on the lawn in the back of then Sullivan Bluth Studios at the west end of Dublin city where 400 of us took part of the day to have a Bar-B-Q and enjoy a short concert performed by a few of our fellow artists, out of this photo to the right. We vaguely remember that the performing artists were, T. Dan Hofstedt, Charlie Bonifacio, Mark Swan and another who performed in harmony for the crew. Gary and Don are centered in this photo.
Having brought 87 veteran animation artists, technicians and supervisors, their families and their pets to Dublin, Ireland in mid-November of 1986, we made sure that we would celebrate our annual 4th of July event with our Irish artists and administrators. This was our second annual 4th of July event and always, included Bar-B-Q’d hot dogs and hamburgers with potato salad and plenty of soft drinks and beer. Sometimes we would move some cars in the parking structure to make room for a portable hardwood dance floor. We had great parties!