Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Perfect Limited Animation Cartoon For Kids by Ed and Ed



I have a million theories and observations about this cartoon, but can't find a dvd copy of it to make clips from.

37 comments:

Trevor Thompson said...

Hey John,

just Download MPEG Streamclip.

You can type in the URL of the YouTube video and download a quicktime movie version of it that you can edit.

Jonathan Harris said...

If you don't mind the video quality it's easy enough to just get the mp4 file (or a Quicktime file) from the Youtube video. Would you be able to use that?

SoleilSmile said...

Bow-wow like wow! Hey John, do you have any plans to analyze Snaggle Puss and Huckle Berry Hound? They were my fav's.
Also, do you have the cereal commercials featuring Yogi and Huckleberry? There was a great dance scene animated by Ed Love.

Gabriele_Gabba said...

Jeez i'd love to know your theories on this one John, hope you find a copy or a suitable solution.

Is it me or when Yogi turns his head around there's some flashing colours happening there like his mussel is being darkened during the breakdown drawing?

cartoonretro said...

Beautiful and pure.
S.

JohnK said...

Hey Trevor, thanks

I'm downloading the thing
but can you give me step by step instructions on how to use it to get that cartoon?

vladimiromerino@gmail.com said...

Copado!

Brad said...

great cartoon! is it just me or did that ranger look really strange? his profile was hard to look at...

Jonathan Harris said...

There are a million much easier ways to download Youtube videos (in mp4 format, which is probably just as usable for you as Quicktime). Here's a smart one. It's all explained on the page, but you basically just add a link to your favourites, then click it when you're on a Youtube page, and it adds a link to download the MP4 file under the video description.

If that's still too much nonsense for you I uploaded it here (converted to Quicktime just in case).

JohnK said...

It's not explained very well.

I wish they would write these things in English.

Jonathan Harris said...

Yeah, looking at that page again, there's lots of excessinfo, but the video (just a little way down) should make it clear. It says it's for Internet Explorer but it should work in whatever browser you're using too (I'm guessing Safari).

I like the fuller animation in that commercial, by the way!

Trevor Thompson said...
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cartoonretro said...

go to savevid.com, paste in the youtube url, click download, then click the .mp4 link that comes up. Easiest way possible.
S.

JohnK said...

It says: File Error: can't open the file

R.A. MacNeil said...

I remember a while ago you were looking for a copy of Donald's Cousin Gus. I ripped and uploaded it here:

Donald's Cousin Gus

RooniMan said...

Ed and Ed, huh? I'm geussing Ed Benedict and Ed Love, correct?

patrick sevc said...

This episode is hilarious, I can't wait to hear your theories on it!

"You're getting sleepy, sleepy, sleepy"
"You get me outta bed to tell me this?"

Files said...

Hey John! How do I get a hold of you to hire you?

JohnK said...

for what?

Tony W. said...

I use this to download Youtube videos. It's for Firefox and it's really easy. It just makes a link below the Youtube video for you to click and save as.

Zoran Taylor said...

@Gabrielle - i saw it too, but it's just a common cell colouring error. Nothing intentional. Those happened all the time at lots of different studios, particularly those whose minor budgets prohibited do-overs of any part of the process. The one we see here when Yogi turns his head is abnormally noticeable due to the limited animation - 'tweens get more screen time in HB cartoons. They might be seen for as much as....four frames sometimes? John could tell you if I'm stretching that a bit.

Ryan said...

I love this version of the ranger with no neck.

CartoonSteve said...

That was a welcome sight after watching this Flintstone beer drinking oddity from the late 60's: Video Link

Happy Thanksgiving All!

SoleilSmile said...

Whee! You found one of the commercials! I'll ask Joe Suggs if her knows where to find the dancing one:)

Thanks!

J C Roberts said...

How fortunate, with all the Yogi episodes available on the Huck and Yogi sets, that this one must be from Huck's season 2. Warner Home video was nice enough to look into this for us and determined that we're not supposed to care about these anymore, and they scrapped plans to release it.

It's not enough that the bland common denominator dictates what new shows get made, They also determine what old shows get preserved.

I guess it's our fault. As soon as we all get with the winning team and start liking Scooby-Doo and Dastardly & Mutley more, we'll have plenty of sets to choose from.

Iritscen said...

I haven't seen a lot of Yogi cartoons, but they never struck me as funny until this one, for some reason. Also, the mouth movements are fascinating. I hope you can figure out how to get the video onto your computer so you can break it down for us (I use KeepVid.com myself).

Paulrus said...

Hi John,

I've converted the video to Quicktime and posted it on my site. Please let me know if/when you've downloaded it so I can delete it:

Right click this and select 'Save As'

My email is pgriswold (at) fusiondigitalproductions (dot) com

Feel free to reject this comment to keep people downloading the file and wasting my bandwidth.

JohnK said...

Hey Paulrus

Trevor helped me dl the cartoon yesterday, so you don't have to keep that up.

But thanks!


John

Jorge Garrido said...

Shane, I think, the left comment of the year. Short, succinct and to the point.

I never again have to defend early HB cartoons. Shane summed it up perfectly, in three words. Thank you for that, Shane.

And thank you, too, John, for this blog!

Brad said...

It's funny, hypnotisis cartoons always seemed to be very popular. I've always found them funny, so I guess it's just a winning formula.

The animation in that episode is facinating, there's a smoothness about it that almost doesn't fit in 'limited' animation. I can't tell if they're using more frames than usual, or if it's just that expertly done. Great episode either way.

Daniel said...

Hey John! Can you check out some recent studies I did?

EalaDubh said...

Which year is that short from? '58 or '59? I'm pretty sure that's the earliest HB toon in which I've seen that stock 'colour strobe blast and smoke cloud' explosion effect.

Yowp said...

Even a dunce like me can spot Ed Benedict's designs and Ed Love's animation. But who did the backgrounds? I was going to guess Art Lozzi but I don't know what individual traits to look for.

I like how Bill Hanna called the ranger at the beginning.

I downloaded the cartoon from Rapidshare; a search coughed it up pretty easily.

Yowp

Guy said...

Man, this is soothing. It's like my mind is being massaged.

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

I remember perfectly of this classical Yogi Bear episode: Nowhere Bear.
It was mirrored on the Warner's Looney Tunes shorts (specially on the rescue schemes in which Yogi and Mr. Ranger plan to save Boo Boo), thanks to Warren Foster's scripts.
Alias, Warren Foster worked on Warner until 1958 (where he scripted various Looney Tunes shorts - more exactly, those ones directed by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng; and some ones directed by Robert McKimson), when he was hired by Hanna-Barbera.

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

Do you remember of the first Yogi Bear's special, titled Yogi Bear's Birthday Party (Hanna-Barbera/Columbia Pictures, 1961)?
There's a scene from this special which I've found on Internet, where we see Ranger Smith (a.k.a. Mr. Ranger) commanding a This is Your Life-liked TV show, which has Yogi as special guest and he recieves not only Boo Boo and Cindy, as also the presence of various Hanna-Barbera classical characters from the three trilogies which Hanna-Barbera produced fom 1958 until that occasion: The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958-62), The Quick Draw McGraw Show (1959-62) and the classical Yogi Bear Show (1960-62).
The scene from this special is located on the following link: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2734942918_7b5afac2de.jpg.
Alongside Yogi are the following characters: Ranger Smith, Snooper & Blabber, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Cindy (on her first version, where she looks like a Southern lady), Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy, the Meeces (Pixie & Dixie), Yakky Doodle, Hokey Wolf, Mr. Jinks and, of course, Boo Boo.
Seeing this reference, I could notice that this design was made by the legendary Ed Benedict.
Do you agree?

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

Go to the "Yowp-Yowp" Dodsworth's blog (http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com), where you gonna find a cool topic, refering to a classical Yogi Bear episode, titled Nowhere Bear.
The topic is located on the following link: http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com/2010/02/yogi-bear-nowhere-bear.html.
Enjoy the visit!