Posts from the ‘Animation Model Sheet’ Category
I have posted a few cartoon posters that I have thought were really fun and quite arty, but here is one that is not so good. MGM cartoons of the 40s were second only to Warner’s but their publicity art was not of the same quality as the cartoons.
If you ever wondered what would happen to Donald Duck if he was living in Nazi Germany, you really should see the Academy Award winning cartoon Der Fuehrer’s Face.
I really like lookin’ at these old cartoon posters. They are a great piece of animation art and replicas can be bought quite easily form e-stores such as Moviegoods. Here are two different posters that were used for Popeye The Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves.
The cel is from the wartime cartoon The Flying Bear. Even though Barney does not get the kudos of the more famous MGM characters Tom & Jerry or Droopy but I still like his cartoons. Barney made a few war themed cartoons such as The Flying Bear, The Rookie Bear and Bear Raid Warden. They have not been officially released on DVD but can be found as extras on some classic MGM movies released by Warner Bros.
Barney Bear was a minor star at MGM in the 1940s. Unfortunately he was completely overshadowed by that studios other stars in Tom and Jerry and Droopy.
Here’s a model sheet of Katnip of the Famous Studios Herman and Katnip cartoons.
For those who don’t know who Herman and Katnip were, think of Tom and Jerry only 10 times more violent and 5 time less funny.
BTW, the initials D.T. stands for Dave Tendlar.