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by J Lee
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Old Glory
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

I thinks that Leon gave to Chuck the target to made this cartoon only because Chuck had the top animators and biggest budgest at this time. And think, who can made cartoon like this except Jones in 1939? Tex Avery, who had his own crazy style?Ben Hardaway, without any good sence of "smooth" directi...
by J Lee
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Old Glory
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

“I was figured that I was a businessman and that art and business didn’t mix,” he said. “I never saw a business man who was any real hand with a paint brush. So I merely hired the best artists and writers I could get and let them go to it. It seems to have worked out all right.” Well, he got that o...
by J Lee
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Cartoon Discussion of the Week (9/11/11) Cock-A -Doodle Dog
Replies: 25
Views: 5085

IIRC, "Rock-A-Bye Bear" was Avery's final cartoon before hiatus and "Little Johnny Jet" was his first back after his rest period (that's one I consider a lesser Avery, since it's a weaker version of "One Cab's Family", which was Tex's improvement on Freleng's "Streamline Gretta Green").
by J Lee
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: The Authorship of "Dough For The Do-Do"
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Wellll John, Clampett DID in fact list Art Davis as doing some animation for him... BUT he did not give any clue as to on what:confused:. And it is a fact that Davis is missing from off of a number of the Tashlin cartoons, and he was at the studio the whole time. Tim, I didn't know Bob had credited...
by J Lee
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: The Authorship of "Dough For The Do-Do"
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Davis is credited in Maltin's book with colorizing the B&W segments from "Porky in Wackylamd". But much of that wasn't colorized for the 1949 remake; it was simply borrowed from the colorization done for 1943’s "Tin Pan Alley Cats". So it's possible Davis' work was done then, just after he arrived a...
by J Lee
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Who worked on "Coal Black..."
Replies: 36
Views: 6465

Friz's designs for Bugs from 1941-44 may have been the weakest of the four units, but in the end, it was the Bugs that he and Maltese imagined that became the default personality for Bugs during the studio's greatest period (and, long-term, more enjoyable than the 'sophisticated' Bugs Mike would dev...
by J Lee
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Tragic Deaths In Animation History
Replies: 28
Views: 5506

Warners also had Milt Franklyn's sudden death in 1962 -- not tragic in the sense of dying due to an accident or war, but that changeover from the Franklyn-Stalling style of WB cartoon scores to William Lava's style was probably the most easily recognizable instantaneous change at a studio resulting ...
by J Lee
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Uncredited WB animators
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

^There's two likely explanations for that. One theory is the "you leave, and you don't get a credit" thing that was in effect at that time (and it happened to Avery, Clampett, and Jones), while the other is that Frank simply didn't want to be credited, because by that time, he didn't want anyone to...
by J Lee
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Elmer Fudd vs Yosemite Sam
Replies: 29
Views: 5486

Actually, Jones directed him once...in one episode of "The Bugs Bunny Show." http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3vw2g_bugs-bunny-show-pepe-le-pew-meets-y_shortfilms The Jones unit sans Chuck also used Sam in the 1958 cheater cartoon "Hare-Abian Knights". Really beautiful animation by Ken Harris on S...
by J Lee
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: The Story of Daffy Duck
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Friz changed Daffy in 1940 due to the old method acting "What's my motivation?" reasons. The original Daffy as created by Avery shocked and entertained audiences for being totally outrageous for no reason, but you can't "shock" an audience anymore by being outrageous if that's what you're immediatel...

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