Friday, May 15, 2009

How To End A Cartoon

Boy, no one made better endings than the Fleischers. You could never predict them!




Gotta have some good butt slapping.




Hordes Of Betties and Butt Slaps

16 comments:

zoe said...

It's like a kaleidoscope of jowls.

Frank said...

Ahhh, so much rhythm...

Is that from the 'One of us!' episode ?

Thomas said...

There's something bittersweet about the sudden ending. I guess something you could say about it is, that its not a rationalized ending - it just up and happens; much as in real life.
Reflecting Great Depression anxieties, maybe....

Frank said...

Alright, I was close, but no cigar. They chanted 'Wanna be a member?' and it's from the episode 'Bimbo's Initiation'.

J.R. Spumkin said...

Great ending, Mr. K.

But I was also hoping you'd mention the ending to "The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball." How Ren, Stimpy, and Bubba just dance the episode away.

Trevor Thompson said...

TREVOR'S FAMOUS NUTTY QUESTIONS

#9: So... the curtain at the end. Since there wasn't any TV back then why does it say..... oh to hell with it. It probably stands for something other than television.

Like 'toad vomit' or 'transvestite'. Surely, that's what it is.

Anyone know who animated this?

- trevor.

Larry Levine said...

Unfortunately this ending includes the U.M.&M. TV Corp. end title card.

David Germain said...

Boy, no one made better endings than the Fleischers. You could never predict them!I'm thinking that might be because they made up the stories as they went along. That is certainly not a bad thing.

Alex said...

My personal favorite is Bimbo in the first still. If I had to guess, the Fleisher animators must've used logical construction in these drawings even before the Disney studio popularized it.

Mitch K said...

That whole cartoon is fantastic.

patrick said...

I wish my legs could flop around like noodles like those chorus line Bettys' can.

P. G√ľnther said...

"What a pippin!"
The old Betty cartoons are among my favorites. It is very depressing to watch the latter ones, which might have been directed by Puritans, relative to the content of the early cartoons.

I apologize to ask an unrelated question here, but I do not know if the old messages are still read often:

A problem I have consistently with construction when I draw characters is to place the eye farthest from the viewer. It seems to approach the center line very quickly as the head is turned away from forwards. I do not understand the proper rate for this convergence in the course of an animation. I am copying good drawings and toys, but when I draw my own pictures, I feel that I am just making a guess.

Ian Andersen said...

@J.R. Spumkin

I was thinking the same thing, that's such a great way to end a cartoon. Just come to a place that vaguely wraps everything up and then just dance until the credits roll.

M. R Darbyshire said...

Trevor- UM&M TV bought the old Paramount pictures in the late 50's (when TV was around), and replaced Paramount's card with theirs.

John A said...

M.R Darbyshire is correct: Theatre goers in the 1930's would have seen either the Paramount logo or the Fleishers' "Open Inkwell" Iris outs. The Black and White Popeyes were bought by A.A.P.and their logo was slapped on those cartoons. When the B&W cartoons were sent to some Korean Gulag to be retraced in color, they retraced the T.V.logo, creating a bastardization of a bastardization.

Nicol3 said...

Bimbo's Initiation! Showed this cartoon for a presentation weeks ago; they LOVED it.

Wanna be a member? wanna be a member?