Friday, May 07, 2010

Barbary Coast 3

This intro of Bugs is interesting.

When he jumps into the scene, it's animated using basic principles but done in a very underplayed way. He antics first, then jumps up and arcs through the air, lands, squashes and recoils up into his final pose.









He's almost floating.





The subtle approach ads to the effect of him being a slow witted naive hick.









Lummox Lip Variations In 1 Scene
I like watching Chuck and his animators trying to figure out how to make this design work.
They keep changing his design throughout the scene as they discover funny ways to animate and draw his lips.






10 comments:

Luis María Benítez said...

This one I watched thousands of times. I love the faces and lip changes.

n4nln said...

Lummox's lips look a lot like the singing frog (or vice versa).

Roberto Severino said...

Looks like Chuck's animators had a hell of a time drawing Nasty Canasta, even though he seems like a very hard character to draw. Years of animated more generic cartoons sure helped these guys a lot in later years.

mike f. said...

His lips/cigar/5 o'clock shadow are great, but I remember being obsessed by his hands and fingers when I was a kid.

Genius.

RooniMan said...

I always loved the way Bugs was dressed in this.

David Germain said...

I like watching Chuck and his animators trying to figure out how to make this design work.
They keep changing his design throughout the scene as they discover funny ways to animate and draw his lips.


That's what I love most about Chuck Jones' work. It's just over-flowing with constant experimentation just like that. I don't even mind the ultra-artsy Chuck Jones cartoons either because they still contain all that bold experimentation. It's no surprise that he's practically the cornerstone of an entire industry.

Kenneth Fultz said...

Never seen bugs bunny like that before but still funny.

Taber said...

Does anyone else scroll quickly down the page to watch the animation play? Try it!

Nicol3 said...

Thanks for postin' this John-- the animation of this particular cartoon's full of happy contradictions, something that these 'ere modern flash animators might want to take note of

Clean and to the model, yet functional and spontaneous, static drawings with a lot of life.. etc

HemlockMan said...

Classic funny cartoon.