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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Disney Family Album: Milt Kahl

I found this special feature about Milt Kahl from Youtube a while ago and I thought it's worth sharing with y'all. It's pretty cool as it focuses on his entire career at Disney, even though I think they skipped talking about Tigger. Oh well, it's still worth the watch.
Oh yeah, there's a small montage of some of the scenes he worked on at the end of part three which I thought was a nice touch.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More things have changed!

I've gone back and changed some posts as well as upload new videos to Blogger so that all of you faithful followers can watch the cartoons!

The Cat Above...

Tee for Two
Rabbit Transit

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dog Tax Dodgers

I'm really starting to get into Walter Lantz cartoons. It's probably because almost every one that I've seen has been very cartoony and also appealing to me, not only to look at but also because they're very funny. This cartoon is a good example of what I'm talking about. I thought it was funny just to see Andy Panda and Wally Walrus together in the same picture. They seem to work well together in this cartoon. I wonder if there's more like it?
Pat Matthews' animation is superb as usual and I really like how Andy looks in this era with Dick Lundy.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Drooler's Delight

This is one of my favorite Woody Woodpecker cartoons. No suprise, it also comes form my favorite director from Walter Lantz' studios, Dick Lundy. It's not just the jokes and the really loose animation from Pat Matthews that makes me like Lundy's cartoons. He really seemed to help put Woody at the peak of his cartoon career. I've noticed, not only does Woody look his best with Lundy, but also his voice has better acting to it. Before with people like Shamus Culhane, who also did some good Woody toons, his actor Ben Hardaway seemed to not have too much experience acting. Woody's voice with Culhane and before this cartoon seemed to lack emotion. Here and with other late Lundy cartoons, it's improving. Maybe Hardaway got lessons or something. Who knows?

Anyway, Drooler's Delight is a gem from this era of animation, and it's definitely worth the watch. After this, I think Woody gave a new meaning to "booby traps".

Here's a model sheet drawn by Fred Moore. (I think that's who drew this.)

EDIT: By the way, I've heard that Ed Love was the only one who animated this. He did a great job for being the only animator here!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers!

In honor of The Tigger Movie being relased on DVD, I felt I could find some old Tigger model sheets at least and post 'em.

I really enjoy Tigger. To me, he has the most color out of all the Pooh characters. He's very egotistical like Chuck Jones' Daffy, but more jolly and fun-loving than the arrogant black duck. Tigger's speech is even funny, supplied by the talented Paul Winchell, who did a few other voices for Disney before he died.
I also think The Tigger Movie is the best of the "newer" Pooh movies. I also noticed that the animation style is reminiscent of the older shorts, especially since there's some pretty rough drawing lines in both films.

Here's a clip of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day animated by Milt Kahl.

Edited Posts

The title explains all. click on the links to see some cartoons that Dailymotion deleted.

Eatin' on the Cuff

Wild and Wooly Hare
Draftee Daffy

I'll re-post some more later this week. Til then, ttfn!