Archive for April, 2009

Popeye The Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves

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.198003_1020_a143501_1020_a

MGM – Barney Bear – The Flying Bear

Here’s a cel that’s up for sale at the Van Eaton gallery of Barney Bear, a much overlooked character from the 1940s MGM cartoons.


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.


Archie gets criticized a lot for being very hokey, many people arguing that he still espouses 1950s attitudes in the 2000s. I still think he is good for a laugh. Anyway, here is his first meeting with one of the loves of his life, Betty Cooper. This is Archie’s debut story.

I like how Archie likes to be called “Chick”, except I don’t think he was ever called that at all in any of the 1940s Archie Comics that I’ve ever read.

Looney Tunes – Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid

Here’s a fun poster for the Bob Clampett cartoon, Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid.
ps431I like how dopey Beaky Buzzard looks. It’s amazing how much personality can be displayed in a still drawing like this one.

MGM – Barney Bear Model Sheet

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.


Looney Tunes – Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd Model Sheet


Famous – Katnip Model Sheet

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.