Friday, February 29, 2008

Jack Kinney - "Motor Mania"


Jack Kinney has made my list of favorite directors. (Thanks for getting me into his work Thad) He seems to be the one at Disney who was best at making cartoons along the rowdy Warner Bros. style. His shorts aren't sweet and sugary like his contemporaries were making at Disney. Just check out "Duck Pimples" "Hockey Homicide" and this great short "Motor Mania". Goofy's just a road raging dick throughout. Also, the backgrounds by Claude Coats are great. I'd love to own one of those.

12 comments:

Yosemite (get it) said...

I wish you could post more goofy cartoons. there alot funnier then all the other crap disney did in the past 30 years.

Nick said...

Isn't this first time that Goofy was portrayed as a suburbanite character?

Thad said...

Love this cartoon.. But where'd his ears go?!

Speedy Boris said...

This cartoon's awesome, and I've never seen it before. Thanks for sharing.

It's amazing how observant this cartoon is. I think most anyone who's driven a car can relate to stuff in here, like "30 seconds from my life, gone!" when having to wait at a stoplight. :)

jlangley said...

Talk about a timeless classic! This cartoon still appplies to today's drivers and as Roger Rabiit once said, "...that Goofy, what a genius!"

Kevin W. Martinez said...

No, I have a difficult time acknowledging that Mr. Walker/Wheeler here is the "real" Goofy. No ears, no lerge teeth, almost a completely different design, and the only thing that connects him to Goofy are the opening titles.

It's a great cartoon, but I can't think of "Goofy" here as being anything but a generic dog-faced chcaracter that kinda resembles him.

WIL fan said...

This is a great piece of unpretentious social satire. It's a shame Disney didn't do more cartoons in that vein.

WIL fan said...

This is a great piece of unpretentious social satire. It's a shame Disney didn't do more cartoons in that vein.

CartoonSteve said...

If you haven't already read it, I recommend Kinney's book "Walt Disney and assorted other characters". Not available on Amazon's main site but I found it on pricegrabber.com

Kevin Langley said...

Thanks Cartoonsteve! I was wondering if that was a good book. I've been wanting to pick it up.

Hobo Divine said...

Wonderful thank you for posting this.

We had a teacher at Sheridan who's name was Mr. Wheeler.
Quite similar when marking our assignments :( !

benj said...

He's my new Avatar!
Thanks for sharing.