Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tex Avery - "Half Pint Pygmy" Model Sheets

Here's two great model sheets drawn by Louis Schmitt from the last George and Junior short. While I like the character designs I don't think of them as George and Junior. Thad posted the cartoon as part of last Saturday's bowl of WTF so check it out there.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Officer Mutt Comics

I recently got a hold of issue number 5 of Red Rabbit Comics. I'm assuming like Foxy Fagan, this is also a collaboration between Harvey Eisenberg and Joe Barbera. Most of the star characters are directly or indirectly taken from MGM characters. King Looey the Lion is basically the lion from "Jerry And The Lion", Slapsy Squirrel is Screwy Squirrel with pants, and Officer Mutt is just Officer Pooch revisited from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name.


The comic is in awful shape and was literally falling to pieces as I read it so I made sure to scan the whole thing before it completely disintegrates. The artwork is fantastic so I'll be sure to post the whole thing in a few different posts. Though maybe not the covers, as there's not much left of them. Luckily the rest of comic is in better shape.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Popeye - "Goonland"


I'm really looking forward to the next Popeye set that's coming out soon. Can't wait to see this and so many other great cartoons restored. Bob Jaques posted some screencaps to compare the TV prints with the new restored cartoons. I you haven't already, check out Bob's blog for all things Popeye. Here's a crappy print to hold us over until the set comes out.

*Update*- I forgot to post this model sheet that the Masked Stinker sent me. Thanks for the reminder Stinker.



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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tex Avery - "Ventriloquist Cat"

Another Tex Avery classic animated by Michael Lah, Walt Clinton and Grant Simmons. Grant Simmons' Spike is hilarious. They're are without a doubt my favorite unit out of all the animators and directors from any of the studios that were making theatrical shorts.