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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Story: Terry-Toons Storyboard by Jim Tyer

Jim Tyer Storyboard

Archive supporter, Wynn Hamonic shared a real treasure with us today. This is a complete storyboard by Terry-Toons’ most unique animator, Jim Tyer. It’s a great batch of drawings. Terry-Toons art is very scarce, and complete storyboards are even scarcer.

Around 1959 Tyer did storyboards for at least three films in the format of Paul Terry’s early Aesop’s Fables cartoons. The first one, “The Tiger King” (1960) was released, the other two were unproduced. This storyboard, titled “Blood is Thicker Than Water” is particularly interesting because it includes both finished panels and roughed out ones. This gives us a chance to examine Tyer’s working process and see how he planned out his compositions. At Terry-Toons, storyboards were done on full sheets of animation paper and attached to the wall by binder clips. You can see Carlo Vinci and Connie Rasinski pitching a board at Terry-Toons in this photo…

Terry Production Process

It appears that Tyer swept through the board quickly with blue pencil first, roughing in the basic compositions and poses. Then he (or his assistant) went back and began to tighten up the drawings in black pencil over the top of his roughs.

Jim Tyer Storyboard

The cartoon was evidently designed for fairly limited animation. It would even have worked well as an animatic in the style of the earliest Crusader Rabbit cartoons. The story is told primarily in voice over narration- see the breakdown of the VO script at the top. Tyer’s amazing expressions and fun designs make the whole thing work beautifully.

I’d like to thank Wynn Hamonic for giving Animation Resources the opportunity to digitize this important piece of Terry-Toons history for our permanent collection. Enjoy the genius of Jim Tyer!

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Stephen Worth
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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Biography: Jim Tyer

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Birth/Death

Birth: Feb 7, 1904
Death: March 1976

Occupation/Title

Animator, Director, Writer

Bio Summary

He worked in animation in New York, Hollywood and Florida

Early Life/Family

He was born in Bridgeport Connecticut USA.

Education/Training

Career Outline

He began working in animation in New York City, at the Aesop’s Fables Studio, around 1926. He did a Brief stint at Disney in Hollywood then went to work at MGM in 1938. He then went to the Fleisher brother’s studio at the time located in Miami Florida. In 1946 he went to Terry Toons at Twentieth Century Fox in New York City. He left Terry Toons in 1959. He worked on various projects such as producing animation and most notably before his death he worked on the feature film Fritz The Cat.

Comments On Style

A style all his own. Some characters are drawn with incorrect mouth movements. Or some characters have two mouths.

Influences

Personality

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Filmography

Animator:?

The Fatal Note (1933) (animator)
Cupid Gets his Man (1936) (animator) (uncredited)?You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Spinach Fer Britain (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Seein’ Red, White ‘n’ Blue (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Her Honor the Mare (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Puppet Love (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Moving Aweigh (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
She-Sick Sailors (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Shape Ahoy (1945) (animator)
Cheese Burglar (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Service with a Guile (1946) (animator)
Peep in the Deep (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Rocket to Mars (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
The Island Fling (1947) (animator) (uncredited)
The Royal Four-Flusher (1947) (animator) (uncredited)
Dingbat Land (1949) (animator) (uncredited)?The Lyin’ Lion (1949) (animator) (uncredited)?Dream Walking (1950) (animator) (uncredited) ?Steeple Jacks (1951) (animator) (uncredited)?The Helpful Geni (1951) (animator) (uncredited)?The Cat’s Tale (1951) (animator) (uncredited)?Papa’s Little Helpers (1951) (animator) (uncredited)?Papa’s Day of Rest (1951) (animator) (uncredited)?Off to the Opera (1952) (animator) (uncredited)?House Busters (1952) (animator) (uncredited)?Pill Peddlers (1952) (animator) (uncredited)
Featherweight Champ (1953) (animator) (uncredited)?Playful Puss (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Plumber’s Helpers (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Ten Pin Terrors (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Hot Rods (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
When Mousehood Was in Flower (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Bargain Daze (1953) (animator)
Log Rollers (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Blind Date (1953) (animator)
Prescription for Percy (1954) (animator) (uncredited)
The Cat’s Revenge (1954) (animator)?Barnyard Actor (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
No Sleep for Percy (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
Miami Maniacs (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
Lucky Dog (1956) (animator)?Pirate’s Gold (1956) (animator) (uncredited)?”The Heckle and Jeckle Show” (1956) TV series (animator: theatrical cartoon segments)?”Tom Terrific” (1957) TV series (animator)?Topsy TV (1957) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)?Flebus (1957) (animator)?It’s a Living (1957) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)?Sidney’s Family Tree (1958) (animator)?Gaston’s Baby (1958) (animator)?Old Mother Clobber (1958) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)?Gaston’s Easel Life (1958) (animator)?Clobber’s Ballet Ache (1959) (animator)?The Flamboyant Arms (1959) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)?Foofle’s Train Ride (1959) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)?”Felix the Cat” (1960) TV series (animator) ?Aesop’s Fable: The Tiger King (1960) (animator) (uncredited)?”Out of the Inkwell” (1961) TV series (animator) (1961) ?… aka Max Fleischer Presents Out of the Inkwell (USA: complete title)?”Snuffy Smith and Barney Google” (animator) (2 episodes, 1963)? – Barney’s Winter Carnival (1963) TV episode (animator) ? – Snuffy’s Fair Lady (1963) TV episode (animator) (uncredited)
Hobo Hootenanny (1965) (TV) (animator)
“Milton the Monster” (1965) TV series (animator) (as Jim Tyer) ?… aka The Milton the Monster Show (USA)
The Moon Goons (1965) (TV) (animator)?Suit Yourself (1966) (TV) (animator)?Nuggets to You (1966) (TV) (animator)?Manhole Manny (1967) (TV) (animator)?The Kitchy-Koo Kaper (1967) (TV) (animator)?Goo-Goo a Go-Go (1967) (TV) (animator)?Greasy Gus (1967) (TV) (animator)?Roz the Schnozz (1967) (TV) (animator)?Bride and Doom (1967) (TV) (animator)?Slow Down! Speed Up! (1967) (TV) (animator)?Watch My Smoke (1967) (TV) (animator)?The Bomber Bird (1967) (TV) (animator)?Jerkules (1967) (TV) (animator)
Fritz the Cat (1972) (animator)

Director:

Marching Along (1933)
Pals (1933) (as Jim Tyer) ?… aka Christmas Up North (USA: TV title)
Grandfather’s Clock (1934) (uncredited)
Little Bird Told Me (1934) (uncredited)
?Writer:
You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) (story) (as Jim Tyer)?Think or Sink (1967) (writer) ?

Honors

Related Links



http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/05/that-wacky-jim-tyer.html
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2008/10/jim-tyer-terrytoons-comics.html

Bibliographic References

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Contributors To This Listing

Frank Sisto III

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