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by J Lee
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Classic Cartoons that Use Scripts instead of Storyboards
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Lenoard Maltin's Of Mice and Magic notes that in addition to storyboards, Robert McKimson also used a written script when planning out his cartoons. Maltin then speculates that's why so many of his cartoons tended to have a more earthbound feeling and were more "talky" than the Freleng and Jones car...
by J Lee
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Semi-OT: Heated Discussion Between Barrier and Kricfalusi
Replies: 29
Views: 6412

Way back when on the board, I said that while John K's original R&S cartoons intuduced a new level of gross out humor to TV animation, unlike those that followed he used it not as an end gag, but as a means to highlight the personalities of the characters in ways that were out of bounds (outside of ...
by J Lee
Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Groucho Toons
Replies: 12
Views: 2589

Fleischer/Paramount Popeye Meets William Tell Doing Imposskible Stunts Warners Bosko's Picture Show (which swipes a scene from...) Bosko's Dog Race MGM Abdul the Bubul-Amir (the absolutely most pointless use of Groucho in any cartoon. Of course, by 1941 Louie B. Mayer hated the brothers and wanted t...
by J Lee
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: OT: TTTP New Yorkers
Replies: 17
Views: 3808

Former Manhattanite here, but I've been gone from the city for over 20 years (I cannot believe how much our old apartment is now renting for since we left). The good thing from a cartoon standpoint was when the family relocated to Washington they still had a few independent stations airing the WB an...
by J Lee
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: MARTIN B. TARAS, one of the GREATEST artists of our time!
Replies: 7
Views: 3065

Martin Taras and Dave Tendlar, may it also be noted, never worked on a "Casper" cartoon. Both were too busy doing the H&K's and Popeyes. So I guess they were inured from the aw, how cute attitude the Caspers engendered. (But it all comes around: I believe both animated on the Hanna-Barbera Casper i...
by J Lee
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Porky Pig question
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Well, there's always the possibility that, like "Kitty Kornered," "Hush My Mouse" featured the new LT end "That's all, Folks!" script graphics but used Marrie Melodies end title music. Which one it is in all probablity depends on which release season it was a part of. The 1945-46 release season feat...
by J Lee
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: MARTIN B. TARAS, one of the GREATEST artists of our time!
Replies: 7
Views: 3065

For good or bad, depending on your view, Marty Taras and Dave Tendlar were the two people at Famous Studios most responsible for the 1950s ultra-violent cartoons that Leonard Maltin took to task in "Of Mice and Magic." Taras got co-story credit on the first Baby Huey cartoon (with Tendlar as head an...
by J Lee
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Mel Blanc
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Hugh Harman used Blanc frequently during his second stint at MGM, though IMHO, the voicework he sought and received from Mel was nowhere near as good as what the Warner directors were getting out of him at the same time (Mel's voice for The Raven in the two MGM cartoons is the best example -- Friz t...
by J Lee
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!
Replies: 53
Views: 10562

Backgrounds and the boards look great, guys. Congratulations on expanding the GAC space on Toonzone.

Now if we could only get Time-Warner or Viacom to care as much about the cartoons ...

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