Plus: animation news.
Dude I am also an animator madly obsessed with the Beach Boys (including making my own Smile mix) so this was a joy for me to read. I never knew about this cartoon and, like too many Beach Boys efforts at that time, wish it had come to light! I think I knew about the Hannah Barbera one that was proposed in the late 60s; but apparently there's also concept art for a special in the late 70s where they're anthropomorphic animals, and some lost Nickelodeon shorts from the 90s
What a fascinating read into what might have been.
I hope to hear more information come out about the Beach Boy cartoon mystery. It's crazy how something from such a famous band is this obscure!
On a side note, the Manual of Ninja Martial Arts film upload has been taken down.