Tom Minton had a heartwarming story he wanted to tell inspired by an old Columbia cartoon.
I wanted to squeeze my hero into the story.
Kirk Douglas clip 1
MY IMMACULATE WIFE
So we combined them and made a real tear jerker to prove to the world how much pathos oozed from us.
You're probably wondering why Kirk has an English accent. I don't know either. Ralph did me a favor and directed the voice because he thought I was too busy, so it came back as a wacky surprise.
I would have to save my intensity characters for later cartoons...
PART 2 LITTLEST TRAMP
Kirk Douglas clip 2
EVERYTHING GOOD AND PURE
The title of the cartoon (and Polly Pineblossom wanting MM to help those less fortunate than her) was inspired by a show I watched growing up in Canada.
Kirk Douglas clip 3 - Live On The Ken Murray Show
Anyone wanna hear backstories of the making of this and other MM cartoons? I'm still working on the chipmunks one.
BTW, I'm pitching the concept of sponsoring online shows like this, with bumpers, shorts and ads attached, so toss in a short comment if you like the format...(a clean one, if possible!)