Monday, May 29, 2006

Betty Boop

I was cleaning up my hard drive and came across these two Betty Boop model sheets so I figured I'd share them. I think I found these originally on the Drawing Board's Model Sheets thread some time ago. Fleischer's Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons are some of the best and most entertaining cartoons ever. If haven't already, check out the link on the sidebar to the Fleischer Popeye Tribute page. It's a great site. I've also uploaded Betty Boop and Grampy in A Song A Day. I love Grampy, he's always up for a song, and finding new ways to play music.


10 comments:

Nic Kramer said...

Grampy's the best character to come out of the Post-Code Betty Boop series (let's not get started on Pudgy).

Anonymous said...

hi man that betty boop cartoons are still beautiful and very musical.
thanks for the information about the ren and stimpy music the background i was meant,i found it on www.playzpm.com but you need to be a member to download right?
by the way,of which cartoon your audio clip is, and what other wonderful musical cartoon pieces you recommend me raymond scott is great.THANKS A LOT, GOOD LUCK

Kevin Langley said...

I think you have to be a member but someone said on a board that he became a member for free and got CDs from them. If you like production music chek out Jack Shaindlin on that site. His music in part of the Cinemusic library. His tunes were used in a lot of the early Hanna Barbera shows and Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon. He's my favorite. Harry Bluestone is great too and is part of the Carlin Archive. I'm using a lot of Jack Shaindlin and Gerhard Trede in my cartoon. Once it's done though I've gotta figure out what kind of licensing I'll need to buy from them.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin do you have the cd numbers of jack Shaindlin?because i dont find it on play music.com you have a date to finish your cartoon?

Kevin Langley said...

The CD numbers are CINE1 through CINE6. I don't think playzpm has the Cinemusic library. Try here, http://www.apmmusic.com/ go in under Guest music search, then to libraries and cover art. Cinemusic should be listed. The whole library is only Jack Shaindlin.

As for my crappy cartoon, I've got a long way to go. I've got only about 40 seconds completed out of seven minutes. I still have to layout a lot of the scenes. I would work on it more but I've been trying to spend time improving my drawing abilities. I'm sure the last scenes I do will look a lot better than the ones I've already done. Thanks for asking.

Steve Carras said...

Jack Shaindlin, Bluestone (& partner Emil Cadkin) & Phil Green (QUick Draw, Augie, Snooper and Blabber, four of those six Looney Toons/Tunes with John Seely';s name on em), are my favorites..also Jack Belasco (Gumby's Rain S[pirits, Outcast marbles features his Monorail).

Green's music was on the Rhino HB cartoon CD 1..Jay Ward's early 1960s Ugly Duckling from the Fractured Fairy Tales had Shaindlin's music (if "BlakeWolverton" on BCDB:DISCUSSIONS:HB:Gumby cues is correct only "Who Me?" it ain't from MY experience) and Phil Green's Super and Balbber music (yes some Jay Ward cartoons had background music...)

Some info about Jck S.He was born near Odessa, Russia, 4/14/09, was based and died 9/29/78, New York City, NY.

Ray Pointer on Jerry Beck's CAARTOON RESEARCH once told me that Jack Shaindlin's are (except the Phillip Green Snooper and Blabbermouse tune under Foghorn Leghorn) ghe chase themes..I have on mp3 "Hum Sweet Hum" with Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, with Green's music (EMI Photoplay) used most often ("Parks and Gardens",which in point of fact OPENS that one, then the Warner bros.1958 "Gopher Broke" theme short bridge,"Fred Karno's Army",right after, heard when the gopher twins say "Let's get our own veggies, they're ours for the TAKING", then one of the tracks - "The Big City Suites 2" (under the cat, who's been trying to catch "Humboldt", the hummingbird, "Chops", posing as an OBVIOUS St.Nick),that was used on that middle-1990s Rhino Records CD,"Hanna Barbera's ..Classics"
,in fact "Augie":Track 17,final one--Art Clokey's c.1956-57 Gumby short "Toying Around uses this at the beginning,after "Parks and Gardens"inturn AFTER "Windlass and Capstain",also by Green (that referring to that Gumby Short), then the Augie and Daddy short had Green's "Puppetry Comedy" (under "Chops" using a grip-device on the bird only to get Doggie Daddy instead!) (possibly one of the most famous, the on e that sounds a bit like Sorcerer's apprentice, and Little Drummer boy with English horn and drums; the Tin Dragoons, the Gumby marching tune in Indian Trouble when he clones himself (a similiar one, heard in the Augie Track in Hanna Barbera's pic-a-nic Basket,is in a similiar scene in another Gumby,1957, "Magic Show")(Under the scene when Ed Sullivan, in IIRC his first "HB" appearances,promises one of his really big shows (accent here droopped,no "Shoes",maybe for legal reasons?).Jack Shaindlin's chase themes are featured,and Emil Cadkin-Harry Bluestone's (I think)"Stealthy Mouse later..and possibly some Seely tunes by Spencer Moore,George Hormel,Clarence Wheeler,weho semes to have written the cue when Doggie Daddy looks at the cat, "Chops", posing as a lamp (a la Warner's "Muzzle Tough",with Syvlester,after all, Michael Maltese,one of Warner writers (but not on that or most "Tweeties", that was Warren Foster there) wrote all of the Quick Draws,Super Snooper/Blabbermouses,and Doggies shorts).

Incidentally another Augie short,one I have on tape form CN, "Mars Little Precious",which Blake Wolverton had seen.had these by Philip Green "Picnic and Country scene",(when "boinga Boingka" arrives in flying sacuer!) the famous "Bush Baby" (flutes,strings,when he comes out of the flying saucer and through the scene when Augie reads Snow White then nods off!), little parts of "Artful Dodger",(Doggie daddy putting Boingka Boingka back warning of a "spank-a spasnka":))"Dr.Quack",(Doggie putting the baby bakc to bed for the last time)'Custard Pie Capers Short bridge","By Jiminy-It's Jumbo", (when the Cop who Doggie collided with earlier resigns over phone) then the "Bravest Wooden Soldier-Short bridge"(Augie waking up). Harry Bluestone's Happy Home opens Mars Little Precious, and possibl y others used.A funny little tune, possibly by Roger Roger (possibly "Himalaya") is used when the martian walks out first two times)

Kevin Langley said...

Thanks for the little info on Mr. Shaindlin, I know nothing about him yet love everything I've heard from him. Roger Roger's music is mostly on the Chapell library right? I'd love to get my hands on some of those recordings. I've only got shit recordings from streaming audio. Wasn't some of Phil Green's work also on Chapell? I might be wrong but I thought I read somewhere that certain CDs from that library could be had through the Robert Farnon Society, do you know if that's true?

Steve Carras said...

Yeah, Green's work was also on Chapprel..I seem to recall a few of those being used on the Quick Draw McGraw tirlogy from Chappell..."They're Off"(Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, "High and the Flgihty", when Augie takes off), "Horsefeathers(from BMG's site),iused if I RECALL correctly, in "Super Snooper and Blabber mouse" carotons, and "Silver Spurs", from "Quick Draw", but it's been so long, so can't be certain.

Anonymous said...

Buzzy Boop (does exist in poor 16mm films) and Pudgy and the Lost Kitten (1938) (once lost film now found recently) are very hard to find. Unfortunately, Honest, Love, and True (1938) and Buzzy Boop at the Concert (1938), no copies are known to exist.

Anonymous said...

On the very day Buzzy Boop is released on July 29, 1938, Peter Jennings was born!