Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tex Avery - The Three Little Pups


Here's some layouts and model sheets from "Three Little Pups". This cartoon marks the first appearance of the southern accented wolf voiced by Daws Butler. There's also some great backgrounds in this cartoon by Vera Ohman, who would later paint backgrounds at Hanna-Barbera under her married name Vera Hanson. (Thanks to John K. for informing me of this.)

10 comments:

Thad K said...

Mankind has failed to give us a funnier cartoon since this one was released.

- Thad

Charlie J. said...

one of the best! if only it were on youtube...

Brett W. Thompson said...

Delightful!!

I like the second and third sheets particularly :)

Masked Stinker said...

That wolf is my favorite of Avery's MGM characters.

Julián höek said...

where do you get this stuff dude!!
your site definitevly (or how ever that is spell) has the best GOLDEN artwork!!
thanks kevin, keep' em coming!

julian

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

more amazing stuff as alaways sir!

that cat puppet is a riot!

keep it a comin buddy.

Kevin Langley said...

I'm glad you guys enjoyed the post. Those layouts were oversized so I had to scan them in three or four parts and then put them back together.

~The Zombie Hunter's Bible~ said...

Wow!

This is the best Tex Avery blog ever! ^_^

Sketchees said...

3 Little Pups was one of the first Avery films I've seen and it's always stuck ni my head. It's a hilarious take on the old story and Avery certainly made it funnier! Great post!

dv-girl said...

I dunno. I've just spent my weekend drawing my way through "Tex Avery's Droopy The Complete Theatrical Collection" DVD set and this cartoon feels kind of beginning of the end. It has little of Avery's wild takes and a lot more pans across stills and obviously limited animation compared to his previous Droopy cartoon. The characters have been redesigned and simplified too. Even the 'laughs' were cheaper. This one cartoon has more blackface gags than all the earlier Droopys put together as if they were trying to appeal to a baser audience.

So. This cartoon makes me sad. I feel like it marks the end of the golden age.