Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jim Tyer - Prehistoric Perils

    As much as I admire the skill of Disney animators and others like Ken Harris, Ken Muse, Virgil Ross and Bob McKimson, I really get fired up over animators like Irv Spence, Bob Cannon, Rod Scribner, Pat Matthews, Emery Hawkins, Michael Lah and of course Jim Tyer. I find myself just watching Tyer's work over and over. I just love funny drawings and they don't get much funnier than his.
   This is Jim Tyer's animation from the opening of "Prehistoric Perils". I don't recall off hand of Tyer animating musical bits in any other Mighty Mouse cartoon. I wish he would have though, this is much more entertaining than what the other animators were doing. There's some great animation when Mighty Mouse breaks through the TV screen too. Watch his eyes.