Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Barber of Seville Storyboard
I was going to post these storyboard pictures from Barber Of Seville starring Woody Woodpecker last night but I was tired so I just went to bed. Today, I checked Thad K's blog Animation ID, like I do everyday, and by coincidence he had posted the whole cartoon with the promise of why it's one of the greatest cartoons ever. Which it is. So you can really get you fill of this great cartoon between the two posts. Be sure to check Thad's blog for more incite into this cartoon.
Barber Of Seville was the first Woody cartoon that Shamus Culhane directed. It really shows why he was such a great director. He had a real knack for timing his cartoons to music. He also used this cartoon as an opportunity to employ fast cutting. As the music gets faster through the cartoon he just cuts from one scene to the next faster and faster. Even cutting between just twelve and even as little as six frames without ever losing the viewer. Just watch the cartoon on Thad's blog to see it action. This cartoon also features a more appealing and simplified Woody design care of layout man Art Heinemann. Besides, how could you not love a cartoon with line "The rinky dink with a stinky kink" in it?