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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Barbary-Coast Bunny

This is one of my favorite Chuck Jones Bugs cartoons. I enjoy the premise of the story as well as Chuck's drawing style in this era. His stuff in the 50's and early 60's had the best look, I think. I also admire the design of the villain, Nasty Canasta. He looks so slobbish yet appealing. Mr. Jones really had a way with drawing as John K puts it, "lummoxes". His Bugs Bunny is also quite handsome looking too.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dr. StrangeSquirrel or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Giving Cartoon Enemies the Bomb

I can't remember if I had a story to go with these drawings. What I do remember is that this was a rather dark gag sequence for Benny and Gordon. I remember Gordon looking for Benny in a war aircraft, but winds up where the bombs are kept. He looks for the squirrel while on top of one of the bombs to get a better look. Benny from the side pushes a button, releasing the bomb with Gordon riding it until he and the bomb plummets to Earth. Benny pays his final respects to his enemy, then shrugs it off relieved of his troubles.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Park Duckies

Some options for an opening for the cartoon, Of Mice and Ducklings. Help me pick one to stick with in the final cartoon. Please?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alpine Antics

Gordon wants to take a vacation to the Swiss Alps for skiing and relaxation. There's a small catch: Benny's there too for the same reasons. They're even forced to share the same rented cabin! Later, an avalanche caves them in the cabin, forcing them to be together! Will they escape or will Gordo lose his mind?

It's a Dog's Life, I Guess...

A little girl walks down the street one day looking for her lost chihuahua. She sees Ralph and mistakes him for her lost dog. He goes along with the gag, trying not to hurt the poor kid's feelings. After seeing that her family is rich and owns a big house, Ralphie makes himself at home. However, he learns about the drawbacks of being a dog (like a trip to the vet) and after a while, runs away himself. After escaping, he manages to find the real lost dog and reunites it with it's master.

Of Mice and Ducklings

Ralph wakes up one morning in his home at the city park. He goes for some bread crumbs for breakfast, but gets stopped by a gang of ducklings. After being forced to give up his breakfast, Ralph sits by the pond wondering how he's gonna get food now. After a while, he gets an idea: dress as a duckling himself to get not only food but a little payback as well!

The Devil and Fred and Lenny

In the island of Tasmania, Fred and Lenny are looking for tree kangaroos for the zoo they sponsor. Before they find anything, they find a small black marsupial called a Tasmanian devil. After learning they're rare, Fred goes out of his way to catch it using every trick in the book, but gets mauled by the devil every time he does. In the end, Lenny actually catches it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Decisions, Decisions...

Here's two different title cards for the cartoon, Eli's New Pet. I have several like this where I have more than one pick for theme music. So would you guys like to see #1 or #2 on the final cartoon? It would help if you commented on which one to stick with.

Guess Who?

Credits for the cartoons, The Devil and Fred and Lenny and Pet Peeves.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Golf Balls Taste Good?

Here's a layout for a scene from Gordon's Goofy Gopher when the gopher finds a golf ball in his burrow and examines it by first smelling it, then tasting it. Believe me, he ain't too happy with golf balls in his burrow!

I've changed the gopher from Scottish to Brooklyn-Bronx and the setting is now from Gordon's home to a golf course.

Bellboy Donald

  • Salary for a bellboy: $30,000 a year
  • Average cost of a hotel nowadays: Up to $200
  • New suitcase: $50
  • Elevator maintenance: $756
  • Soda pop: $0.50
  • Donald's evil laugh at the end of this cartoon: Priceless

More Credits

More of my own title cards for the cartoons It's a Dog's Life, I Guess, Smart-Alec-Kazam!, and Bathtime for Eli . Now with animated credits!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Concerto in C-Major

Another scene from Allegro no troppo. This scene was intended to be a day-brighter since it comes right after the very depressing Valse triste. This is probably the cutest segment in the movie and does it's job of putting the audience in a better mood.

The music choice is kind of surprising. I personally find Vivaldi an adequate composer, but a few of his works like The four Seasons and this concerto catch my attention. It's one of the very few works of his that can tell some sort of story. I only wish I knew which concerto this was. As in a full name.

Anyway, enjoy this. I'll probably go back to American animation after this post.

Allegro non troppo - Concerto in D major (1977)
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Opening Credits

More title cards from my Facebook page. The stories featured are Pint-Sized Pachyderm, The Nutty Pipsqueaks, and Big Baby Blues. Enjoy.

I'll upload these three at a time.