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Sunday, December 28, 2008

All the Cats Join In

Eye and ear candy is the best way to describe this short from Make Mine Music. This Disney short is the jazziest cartoon I've ever seen. I'm not sure who directed it, but I do know that Fred Moore is the primary animator. He has a very appealing style of drawing girls here. (Not that I'm perverted or anything...)

The music is really what sets the cartoon in stone for me. Benny Goodman is one of my favorite jazz musicians and he was definitely a good pick for this short.

Below are some of the drawings by Fred Moore.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pluto's Christmas Tree

This cartoon is pretty cute. It has good animation as usual, cute story, ect.
The thing about Pluto's Christmas Tree is that it has very beautiful backgrounds, especially during the scene where Chip and Dale look around their newly decorated home.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, or whatever holiday it is you celebrate! And may your every New Year dream come true!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tiger Trouble

The best of the Goofy cartoons. Period.

Like a lot of Jack Kinney's cartoons, this one has a Warner Bros feel to it. The music's very jazzy, the animation is close if not a little better, and the gags are hilarious!

Speaking of animation, Milt Kahl did this short, too! He did most of the animation on the tiger here. His animation of the big cat wrestling with Goofy is priceless! It's very fluid, solid, and very funny. Just the things that animation is all about!

Here's some sketches by Bill Beet, too.

Lake Titicaca

This short Donald Duck cartoon is actually form the 1943 film Saludos Amigos

I posted this one due to my recent interest of Milt Kahl's great contributions to Disney. He really was a great animator with amazing drawings. Kahl was a very good draftsmen as well as one of my heroes. He really sets high standards for his work and achieves it better than just "okay". Here, he animates the scene with Donald and the llama on the suspension bridge as well as the scene before with the llama.

Other than Kahl's work, the backgrounds are terrific and the gags are cute as well. Enjoy this one 'cause there's more where that came from! :)