Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Famous Era Popeye Model Sheets

Here's a few Popeye model sheets from the Famous studio days. I really like the Famous Popeye's made in the 40's but the series definitely ran out of gas in the 50s. Anyone know if that's Tyer handling the scene in "Mess Production" when Olive punches in at the timeclock? Looks like it to me.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Our Gang #46

The interior covers of Our Gang with Tom #46 feature comics with a few of MGM's one-shot characters. The front interior features the two buzzards from Tex Avery's hilarious "What's Buzzin' Buzzard?" and the back stars the wolf, called El Wolfo here, from the Harman/Ising short "The Hungry Wolf". I don't have too many issues of Our Gang so I don't know if these guys made any other appearances or if any other characters were resurrected. Droopy usually gets the interior covers under the name Happy Hound. This comic if from 1948, about six to seven years after those two cartoons were released.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fox and Crow - "Unsure Runts"

Here's one of the better Fox and Crow shorts, "Unsure Runts" directed by Howard Swift. Grant Simmons was one of the animators on this one. I had a bit of a problem encoding this one, there's about 10 seconds beginning at 1:10 where it freezes. Sorry about that, just couldn't get it encode properly.