Monday, September 18, 2006

Little Orphan Storyboard


Updated 9-20
*It's been brought to my attention that these are not the original boards, check Steve's comments for an explanation. But the in-house MGM magazine cover is cool so I'm just going to leave the post up as a testament to my ignorance.*
Here's some scans of the storyboard from Hanna-Barbera's Oscar winning short "The Little Orphan". These are a lot rougher drawings than a couple of the other storyboards I've seen reprinted but the story is all there.

5 comments:

Thad K said...

That might be Joe Barbera's handywork.
Proof you don't need to draw well to write a great cartoon.

- Thad

Kevin Langley said...

It is Joe Barbera's, though I've seen other boards and story skecthes that were much more polished than these. You're absoulutely right that you don't have to draw well to write cartoons, as long as the writer understands the medium he's working in and takes advantage of it.

Stephen Worth said...

If you notice, there's a xerox of the title cards with the Oscar on it. They obviously didn't know they were going to win an Oscar before they made the cartoon...

Scott Shaw taught a class in storyboarding at the Union back in the 80s. One of his assignments for his students was to take a Tom & Jerry cartoon and do a storyboard of it.

Can you believe that that book reprinted Scott's students work as originals?!

See ya
Steve

Kevin Langley said...

Can you believe that that book reprinted Scott's students work as originals?!

Really? How careless, but not surprising the book is quite bad to begin with. Most of the illustrations in it are from the horrible television show. Thanks for the info.

Stephen Worth said...

By the way, I've seen Joe Barbera drawings, and in the words of the old timers... He could draw his ass.

See ya
Steve