Archive for the ‘terrytoons’ Category

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

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

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

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

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Animation: Canemaker on Tytla

Bill Tytla

John Canemaker lent us a copy of an article he wrote for an exhibit of artwork by Bill Tytla. Tytla was a giant among animators, known for his solid, dimensional drawings and convincing depiction of weight and mass.

Here is the complete article…

Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
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Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
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Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
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Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
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Bill Tytla

Thanks to John Canemaker for sharing this with us.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

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

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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Animation: Terrytoons Studio Tour 1939

Terry Production Process

Carlo Vinci and Connie Rasinski

Terry Production Process

Bill Weiss, Paul Terry, unknown, Larry Silverman, Carlo Vinci

Recently, the family of the legendary animator, Carlo Vinci lent us two 8mm films to transfer for the archive. I’ll post about the other one soon, but today I have a special treat for you… a color film outlining the animation production process from Terrytoons in 1939!

Here are frame grabs of most of the people appearing in this short. If you can identify anyone, please let us know in the comments below.

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Animator Carlo Vinci

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Story Man Larry Silverman

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Story Man Tommy Morrison

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Music Director Phil Scheib and Director Connie Rasinski

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Animator Jim Whipp and his assistant

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Terrytoons Makin Em Move

Makin’ Em Move (Terry/1939)
(Quicktime 7 / 30.7 megs)

Here is the cartoon we see the artists working on in this film…

Terrytoons Harvest Time

Terrytoons Harvest Time

Terrytoons Harvest Time

Terrytoons Harvest Time

Harvest Time (Terry/1940)
(Quicktime 7 / 13.8 megs)

Mike Fontanelli shares this great collection of Terry-Toons lobby cards with us…

Terrytoons Lobby Card
Terrytoons Lobby Card
Terrytoons Lobby Card
Terrytoons Lobby Card
Terrytoons Lobby Card
Terrytoons Lobby Card
Terrytoons Lobby Card
Terrytoons Lobby Card

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

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

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