Filmography: Gandy and Sourpuss in Aladdin’s Lamp

Gandy and Sourpuss

>Over at John Kricfalusi’s blog, All Kinds of Stuff, John posted an appreciation Gandy Goose and Sourpuss- the cartoon comedy team that were one of the inspirations for Ren & Stimpy.

I’ve long thought that the Gandy Goose cartoons are underappreciated. They’re funny, well animated and have a great deal of variety. The early ones, in particular "Doomsday", have lavish production values. "Aladdin’s Lamp" is a typical wartime short featuring the duo, and it includes a great jitterbug dance sequence by Carlo Vinci. Vinci’s hand is evident throughout this short.

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy and Sourpuss

Gandy Goose & Sourpuss in
Aladdin’s Lamp (Terry/1943)

(Quicktime 7 / 14.5 megs)

Many thanks to John Kricfalusi for donating this great cartoon to our archive.

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

4 Responses to “Filmography: Gandy and Sourpuss in Aladdin’s Lamp”

  1. Animated Pictures says:

    Damn… I miss the old days…

  2. Corbett says:

    The older I get the more I appear to appreciate good composition.
    I haven’t seen this post on John’s blog, but these still images alone seem to have great composition.

    That 5th image of Gandy and Sourpuss standing in the courtyard seems especially well anchored and uncluttered.

  3. I remember liking Heckle and Jeckle with my Aunt, she grew up with this stuff!

  4. I don’t feel Paul Terry productions always appeared to be the Woolworths of Animation.

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