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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

PAI -The Quaran Teens Network Youth Animation Festival 3/12/23 - POSTPONED; to be rescheduled

Dear Friends of Animation:

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley’s Public Arts Initiative (PAI) and The Quaran Teens Network, regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have found it necessary to Postpone our March 12th 2023 Youth Animation Festival.

Please know that we are 100% dedicated to bringing this event to life at a future date.  

We apologize for any inconvenience. We do not come by this decision lightly, but we believe it is in the best interests to all parties involved to take this time to guarantee this event reaches its full potential.

Thank you all for everything and stay tuned. We will be back! 

Please spread the word to all friends that you know wanted to participate and or attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Richard Cryer or myself at:

Richard Cryer:

Eric Morgan Stuart:


Eric Morgan Stuart
Richard Cryer
The Museum SFV Board Members and Event Coordinators


Saturday, March 4, 2023

Ted Donaldson, of Father Knows Best and in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, dies at 89

Ted Donaldson, who starred as Bud Anderson on the original radio version of Father Knows Best and as Neely Nolan in the beloved family drama A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the first feature directed by Elia Kazan, has died. He was 89.

Donaldson was in numerous movies with major movies start such as Once Upon a Time (1944), starring Cary Grant and Janet Blair.

He also starred B-movies from Columbia Pictures that revolved around a German shepherd named Rusty. He was in the following movies:  After Adventures of Rusty, Donaldson came back for The Return of Rusty (1946), For the Love of Rusty (1947), The Son of Rusty (1947), My Dog Rusty (1948), Rusty Leads the Way (1948), Rusty Saves a Life (1949) and, finally, Rusty’s Birthday (1949).

He was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 20, 1933. His father was singer-composer Will Donaldson (he co-wrote “Do Wacka Do,” years later a hit for Roger Miller). 

For more information, please visit a nice article by the Hollywood Reporter.