Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ub Iwerks








The Cartoons That Time Forgot - The Ub Iwerks Collection, Vol. 1Cartoons That Time Forgot - The Ub Iwerks Collection, Vol. 2The Hand Behind the Mouse : An Intimate Biography of Ub Iwerks

12 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

I loved all three of these cartoons, but it's obvious that the Ub Iwerks cartoons were the funniest ones out of the bunch, topped with funny, dirty gags. Animation-wise, that Disney cartoon was brilliant, but there was very little entertainment value in it, and the subject matter was really cheesy (I can't imagine the animators actually wanting to draw uncartoony babies for months on end. Must have bored them to death. I know I would). Still, the animation in that one kept me in awe, and the backgrounds were quite beautiful, IMHO.

Ub was definitely the manlier one. Kinda ironic how he was Disney's top animator in the early days, considering how different his cartoons were from Disneys. Maybe you should add another Disney cartoon from the same time period, so people won't be complaining.

RooniMan said...

The two Iwerks ones I love. The Disney I don't love, for baby butts are not of my way for entertainment.

Jonah Sidhom said...

Ub Iwerks' facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ub-Iwerks/47861229798?ref=ts

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JohnK said...

>.Was this a response to your misunderstanding about my question of Ub Iwerks?<<

Kind of but not 100% directly. It just got me thinking about how much more I like Ub's cartoons than the Disney cartoons from the same period -even though they both deal with many of the same themes and subject matter.

Ub's takes on fairy tales and such seem much less sentimental. They are more gritty and stylish.

There is a lot of good stuff to learn from Disney too, but you have to drain out all the sap. I'll do a post in a few days about some of my favorite Disney cartoons.

Paul B said...

WOW, that first Ub Iwerks cartoon is awesome!
I love the cat! it's funny and very cartoony!
All the characters have the same aproach.
Really appealing stuff!

Thanks!

Lampshade said...

John did you like the early Disney cartoons where Mickey was a wacky animal abuser?

Like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIa1Tvbh1qo

C said...

Don't forget Room Runners which might be a bit racy for kids.

Payo said...

Wow, love the hotel manager - In a couple of poses she looks like a direct influence on Don Martin.

hiradot said...

why are the mice so mean in this racist cartoon?

septemberboy said...

I have to agree with John K. 100%. Both Ub and Walt did excellent work amd both often had to deal with the same subject matter. But it was in the hands of ol' Ub that we see more of the "tortured artist", please pardon the cliche! Hell cartoonist's can have a lot more to get off their chests than most "serious" artists. Just ask Robert Crumb or John K Himself. I like it real but with style and grit and SOUL. Hell yeah, Ub possessed these qualities in spades. BTW John, not to be a kiss-ass, but I haven't seen such manly stuff this good since Ripping Friends! I miss seeing your work on t.v:(

C said...

On an unmanly note, Iwerks's cartoons had the cutest kids.