Thursday, January 07, 2010

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19 comments:

patrick sevc said...

I got it and I love it! A monumental moment in history. It's great to finally see all of your guys' work from that series!

Trevor Thompson said...

Hey John,

I found a pretty wild take in the Filmation version of MM. Oilcan Harry briefly becomes a cartoon character and his head almost fills the frame. See for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hkPVAbmkns&feature=youtube_gdata

Wonder how that slipped through the production cracks.

JohnK said...

I remember that. I think Kent Butterworth animated it.

Oliver_A said...

I found a pretty wild take in the Filmation version of MM. Oilcan Harry briefly becomes a cartoon character and his head almost fills the frame. See for yourself.

Hey, that almost looks like the expression Ms. Botz has, on the Simpsons episode "Some Enchanted Evening", which was directed by Kent Butterworth. Great find!

New game: let's find the production cracks in Filmations animation.

patrick sevc said...

I did a Bullwinkle construction study if you care to take a look-see. Thanks!

Trevor Thompson said...

Kent's awful sneaky!!

JohnK said...

Well the take was actually in the storyboard, drawn I think by Tom Minton, or maybe Eddie. It was a long time ago...

JohnK said...

To I.M. For obvious reasons.

Trevor Thompson said...

Do you know who drew the cover to the disc? Is that new or just recycled promotional art from the 80s?

Bruce said...

It was Mike Kazaleh that had designed the new wrap around cover for the Mighty DVD case, Trevor.

Hope that helps.

From an aspiring animator/ cartoonist

Archie said...

Any idea on a U.K release?

drawingtherightway said...

Here's an interesting article about working at filmation Working at Filmation I thought that part of the article about the animators smoking while working and getting cigarette burns on the animation drawings was very telling of the quality of the cartoons that they made!

Frank Forte said...

Can't wait to get it!!!

Vince M said...

My copy is coming to save the day!!!

Mykal said...

John: Just got it today and have watched the first disc. Wonderful. All I was hoping for and more. My visiting from college son and I watched it, and he kept saying, "Where did this stuff come from?" I was hoping he'd be smart enough to ask that. -- Mykal

Oliver_A said...

Working at Filmation

Hmmm, I guess Lou Scheimer is one of those hippies John is talking about.

A funny article, which also confirms a lot what John has been saying here. I didn't know that Filmation kept all of its work in the US, but does that justify their horrible output?

Whit said...

Filmation didn't keep ALL of its work in the U.S. They shipped their 1980 "Zorro" show off to Japan to be animated by TMS, at a very low budget. Their U.S. studio was too busy to handle "Zorro" on top of everything else they were crapping out that year. TMS did a good job of imitating the Filmation house style except they drew every shot exactly on model and didn't make one perspective error.

Michael said...

Where's the cartoon school site? Wasn't there a link in the sidebar of this site that had all the classes with links listed on one page?

Steve Hogan said...

Just got a copy of the DVD over the weekend, so now I can get rid of that ancient VHS tape of the first show. (It's old enough to drink athis point.)

I enjoyed the audio commentary for "Mighty's Benefit Plan" (The story of "Mashy the Pup" is great.) but it still doesn't answer a question which has plagued me for over two decades: why is Sandy Bottomfeeder's mouth always full of cereal? WHY?