Ralph Bakshi gave all of us the advice to make our own films using the technology available to us, and not feel like we couldn’t do it without a studio behind us. He didn’t just give advice, he took it himself. Last Days of Coney Island is the most intensely personal film Ralph has ever made, and that’s saying something. It looks like no film that has ever been made before. Everyone who animates should study this film carefully and follow its example.
October 13th, 2016
Posted by Stephen Worth @ 12:14 pm
October 12th, 2016
Ray Patterson’s career in animation spanned seven decades. He was responsible for the animation of Jerry Mouse dancing with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh as well as animation for Dumbo and the "Pastoral" sequence of Fantasia. In 1954 he formed his own studio Grantray-Lawrence and he worked at Hanna-Barbera and Sanrio Productions as well.
Today, his family is sharing some of his earliest work with us… Ray began as an inker in 1929 at the Charles Mintz Screen Gems studio, working on Krazy Kat and Scrappy cartoons. By 1930, he had worked his way up to a position as animator. Here are some rare sketches and model sheets from his tenure there… Enjoy!
Many thanks to the family of Ray Patterson for sharing these treasures with us.
This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.
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October 11th, 2016
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Posted by Stephen Worth @ 1:42 pm