Thursday, June 28, 2007

Famous Studios Backgrounds-Joe Dommerque

Here's some screenshots of some of Joe Dommerque's backgrounds. He was at Famous from 1953 until 1957 (as far as I know) so he's not credited on many shorts. His backgrounds from "Hair Today Gone Tomorrow" are really great. I've only got a few screenshots as I don't have all the shorts he worked on, besides I don't feel like staying up all night uploading the assload of images I have for Anton Loeb or Robert Little. I'll save those for another day.

"Hair Today Gone Tomorrow"-1954

"Hide And Peak"-1956

"Spree Lunch"-1957

Monday, June 25, 2007

Popeye - "Blunder Below"

I'm going to break up the Famous Studios backgrounds posts as it's taking me forever to organize all the frame grabs. I'll post some more of them in a day or two, hopefully you'll find them of interest. Anyway, I haven't really posted much of anything Popeye related so I figure I'll start with one of my favorite Popeye shorts, "Blunder Below" which was animated/directed by Dave Tendlar and released in 1942. Also, here's a really great model sheet from the same year. I'm don't know who drew it but those are some great poses.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Famous Studios Backgrounds-Tom Ford

I've been spending a lot of time capturing screenshots of the backgrounds from various Famous cartoons. I'll be doing a series of posts highlighting the different background artists that worked at Famous Studios during the mid to late 40s and early 50s. I'm very fond of a lot of the shorts Famous put out during that period and aside from some great animation here and there, I love the backgrounds.

Tom Ford is one of the artists that really caught my eye right away, particularly the backgrounds in "Teacher's Pest" and "Helter Swelter". Please excuse the quality of some of the pics as those are from public domain DVDs and I think we all know the quality is usually not that great.

"Teacher's Pest"

"Law and Audrey"

"Little Audrey Rainmaker"

"Sock-A-Bye Kitty"

"Helter Swelter"

"Mice Paradise"

"The Voice Of Turkey"

"Cat Choo"

"The Emerald Isle"