Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Boys were built differently in the stone age.

Ed Benedict told me that a lot of animators didn't like animating "UPA" style characters because they couldn't turn them around.

But there were some excellent toy sculptors who didn't seem to have any problem doing it. I love how these designs of Ed's are so full of subtle angles and carefully designed asymmetry - and the sculptor caught it all! Today this would be totally symmetrical all around. The eyes would be perfect ovals, the muzzle would be straight down the middle (unless the character was making the 'tude expression). I wish I did own this toy because it is full of great design subtleties and in 3 dimensions.