Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Will you walk into my parlour?

Haven't put up any funky old animation for a while. This one is from Seamus Culhane, a cartoonist from Mass. who worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and also under Chuck Jones at Warner.

That's one thing that's interesting about 50s and early 60s animation. The backgrounds in many cases show an abstract expressionist influence that puts a different perspective on the foreground as well.

As for the humor, it's not super-clever, but I got a few chuckles out of it.


susan said...

Hah! The baby made out like a bandit, didn't he? The abstract expressionist backgrounds at least allowed for a reasonable context for the stories themselves without costing extra time.

Ben said...

Yeah, the baby worm was just too cute to die, I guess.