Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Harvey Eisenberg - Slapsy Squirrel

Here's another beautifully drawn comic from Red Rabbit #5 by Harvey Eisenberg. Maybe it's just me but that Slapsy looks and awful lot like some other character. Well, if he was created by Joe Barbera.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Art Davis - "The Rattled Rooster"

This Art Davis short may be a little weak on gags but the animation and the rooster character design help redeem it. Great stuff.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dick Lundy - "Impossible Possum"

I've mentioned before that Michael Lah is one of my favorite animators, and "Impossible Possum" has some great Lah animation in it. Particularly the dance scene. I might be in the minority on this one, but I really love Lundy's Barney Bear shorts. Maybe it's because it's basically Tex's unit.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pixie and Dixie - "Puppet Pals" (w/ music IDs)

I've always had a soft spot for the Huckleberry Hound show even in spite of the drop in the animation quality compared to what most of these guys were doing at MGM. Though this one has some better poses in it than others thanks to Michael Lah's layouts. Also, I've included IDs for the music cues used in this short, though it's mostly a few different ones reused over and over. I'm super nerdy when it comes to those old music cues. I spend way too much time listening to that stuff. "Puppet Pals" mostly uses cues from Jack Shaindlin, my favorite of all the stock music composers, and a couple of Loose/Seely cues. There is one cue that I'm not familiar with, I haven't come across it anywhere, and I have loads of this stuff. If anyone knows please feel free to share. I'm sure there's only a couple of other people out there that give a shit about this sort of thing. I'll move onto some Gumby cues next time.

Sheldon Mayer

After reading Thad's post on Sheldon Mayer, I remembered that I had a bunch of Animal Antics, Raccoon Kids, and Nutsy Squirrel comics with his work in them. So I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon and start sharing some of what I have. Here's a funny Dizzy Dog comic.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Disney's "Mother Goose Goes To Hollywood" Model Sheets

"Mother Goose Goes To Hollywood" is probably my favorite of the Silly Symnphonies, mostly because the caricatures are so great. Here's some model sheets that I've had sitting on my hard drive.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Baby Huey - "One Quack Mind"

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming Harvey Comics Classics book featuring Baby Huey so I thought I'd share another short. There's a really fun walk cycle in the beginning of this one. Robert Little painted the backgrounds on this short. Check out the Famous Studios label for more backgrounds from other Famous artists.