August 22nd, 2014


Comic Books: Jim Tyer’s Funny Animal Comics

Jim Tyer Comics

Jim TyerJim TyerJim Tyer was a one-of-a-kind. He animated for Van Beuren, Famous Studios, Terrytoons and Hal Seeger and drew and wrote funny animal comics. Once you’ve seen a really good Tyer drawing, you can never forget it. I’m going to let these examples tell you about him…

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Comic Books.
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August 20th, 2014


Inbetweens: “The Story of Time” (1951)

Here is a remarkable stop motion film directed by Gerard Holdsworth and animated by Frans Hendrix, describing the history of how man has measured time, all without using a single word.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TEcRYflDhHw

-Nicholas John Pozega

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August 20th, 2014


Animation: Terrytoons’ Catnip Capers

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Today, we digitized a batch of Terrytoons from the 3/4 inch masters given to me by John Kricfalusi. Among them was a real gem… Catnip Capers (1940).

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

This cartoon is among the best cartoons TerryToons ever produced. It starts out like a typical Terry cat and mouse cartoon, but before long, it’s gone off on a wild tangent into feline surrealism and exotica.

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

The backgrounds in this cartoons are spectacular. If anyone out there knows who laid out or painted these, please post to the comments below. There are times where backgrounds and layout are equal in importance to the animation of the characters… a couple of good examples would be the end of Tex Avery’s "King Size Canary" and the St. James Infirmary Blues sequence of "Betty Boop in Snow White". This cartoon certainly fits in that category as well.

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Terrytoons have been ufairly criticized as being "monotonous", "predictable" and "boring" in just about every animation history book that references them. Animation Resources has made it a goal to collect and make available as much of the output of the studio as possible to put the lie to those mischaracterizations.

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Terrytoons Catnip Capers

Catnip Capers (Terry/1940)
(Quicktime 7 / 13.5 megs)

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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

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