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by J Lee
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Best Cartoon Producer Ever
Replies: 47
Views: 8836

Yeah John, despite how the poll is going:p I don't honestly think it can be argued that on quite a number of fronts that Leon would win the contest of "best" cartoon producer. His giving COMPLETE creative control to his directors alone qualifies him for that title. Walt ended up with a bitter strik...
by J Lee
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Best Cartoon Producer Ever
Replies: 47
Views: 8836

Dsiney's push towards technical proficiency in animation and his pushing long form animation is why he's the top producer, because what he forced onto his own staff spread out into the rest of the industry. But when it comes to the entertainment value of his short subjects, especially the comedy eff...
by J Lee
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: What people think about classic shorts in Russia
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

King Delbert wrote:Relax. The people in Russia are all bears on unicycles anyways:D


If would be kind of fun to see what they reviews were for this cartoon.
by J Lee
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Another one of Dave's discoveries
Replies: 31
Views: 6467

It's not really odd since these are stills of the b&w print. ...albeit at roughly the same time this cartoon was released there were two Clampett Looney Tunes that opened without the zooming shield. That doesn't mean it didn't have the opening zoon, but it's possible for that time period, and unles...
by J Lee
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Youtube Thread, Part 13
Replies: 515
Views: 102006

I actually like Elliot's late-70s/early-80s stuff for D-FE and Warners better than his MGM scores of the 1960s -- like William Lava's attempt to do 'hip' scores to match the evolving popular music of the 60s, it comes off as kind of a desperate move to stay relevant (in Elliott's case by being too l...
by J Lee
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Another one of Dave's discoveries
Replies: 31
Views: 6467

Incredible! It's a joy to hear that wonderful Carl Stalling title music playing under it's proper artwork. And JLee's colorization attempt seems very plausible too, since these title do bear at least a passing resemblance to the recently found 'I Taw a Putty Tat' titles. Thanks. I had the final par...
by J Lee
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Another one of Dave's discoveries
Replies: 31
Views: 6467

Down and dirty 15 minute fun with Photoshop:

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by J Lee
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Road Runner cartoons
Replies: 54
Views: 9311

Jones said on average it took 11 gags to make up one Road Runner short. If you took the best gag from each of Larriva's 11 Road Runner cartoons, you would have one good short (McKimson's first RR, "Rushing Roulette" came a lot closer to capturing the Jones style and pacing, with only the handcar gag...
by J Lee
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Cartoon Discussion of the Week(8/21/11) Scrappily Married
Replies: 12
Views: 2746

The timing is razor-sharp throughout. '40s Famous cartoons have some of the best comic timing this side of Tex Avery. All the more reason why what happened in the early 1950s is so annoying. It's not that they couldn't do West Coast style animation timing and gags -- they just decided (apparently f...
by J Lee
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Extensive piece on Famous
Replies: 3
Views: 983

The bottom image looks like it's a scene from where Oilve and the nephews are about to watch the movie in "Cartoons Ain't Human", the last B&W Popeye released (albeit maybe not the last one put into production). So while the studio was definitely in the process of switching to color, the publicity s...

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