Monday, October 13, 2008


Managed to upload a clip. Watch ... and be baffled!


:: smo :: said...

i think it's safe to say; your blog has changed my life.

thank you for this! haha!

whenever i can i try and sift through 30's cartoons, and it really interests me the shift where things would happen randomly/absurdly to where they had to be justified as a story element or make logical sense.

magnet eyes are brilliant! no one would do that anymore!!!

i was watching an old van buren [?] cartoon called "candy town," that starts with the character deating what the moon's made of...then BAM: STAIRWAY TO THE MOON!!! no rocket no plan to get to the moon, it's just "what's the moon made of? oh sweet! stairway, let's scope it out!"

i love that and there's definitely a period where that seemed to stop. things were weird if they were part of a dream maybe, or drunkenness, but then just were more normally.

popeyes are a good example, in the first few there's weird fleischery things coming to life but after a point it gets more tied to reality.

what're your thoughts on this shift away from things like magnet eyes?

[sorry this is a ridiculously long comment...]

J.V. (AKA "White Pongo") said...

I think the general consensus is that the influence of the more commercially successful Disney cartoons (and that studio's strive towards realism) was what helped put a stop to the metamorphosis gags and the more fantastic scenarios of the early 30's cartoons of other studios. It had to happen but, in hindsight, it seems like something was lost don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

diego cumplido said...

at last! thanks!!
that clip is incredible.

Please! keep uploading clips, maybe you should try with dailymotion.

One of the awful things I've heard in my life is how disney hired and hired all the great artists who where in the Fleischer's studio.

Belle Dee said...

I wish I could do that.