Saturday, April 24, 2010

UPA - "Hotsy Footsy"

Here's a good Mr. Magoo short, "Hotsy Footsy" released in October of 1952. There's some great designs and background by Paul Julian. This is the last Magoo short that Pat Matthews animated, or least received screen credit for. I believe he only animated on 3 more cartoons before leaving UPA. I'm not sure what scenes are his though I assume Magoo's little dance in the beginning is probably his animation. Not quite as good as the first half dozen or so Magoo cartoons but I thought it was a pretty funny short.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Droopy/Happy - Our Gang Comics #49

A couple of Droopy front and back inside cover comics from Our Gang Comics #49 from 1948. It wouldn't be until 1949 in "Senor Droopy" that "Happy Hound" would officially be known as Droopy.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Owen Fitzgerald - Winnie The WAC

Now that April Fool's is over we can forget that abominable Droopy cartoon. How about I make it up to everyone with this great 1953 Winnie The WAC story by Owen Fitzgerald from Here's Howie #9.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Disco Droopy

Anyone that reads this blog regularly knows of my love for Tex Avery's MGM cartoons. Those cartoons are some of the best ever created and for the most part his characters should be left untouched. Unless of course you're talking about Filmation's revival of Tex's beloved Droopy as part of the 1980 Tom & Jerry Comedy Show. Here's the classic "Disco Droopy". Much like Tex's cartoons the gags come at you one after another and the timing is razor sharp. The animation is top notch, yes there's reuse of animation but with good reason. Droopy's disco dance is so well animated why not use it in as much of the cartoon as possible. Hell, even Tex reused Preston Blair's animation of Red in "Little Rural Riding Hood." Slick Wolf lays down some pretty great dance moves of his own. I would love to know who animated those scenes. Anyway, enjoy this classic from one of the legendary cartoon studios.

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