Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Donald Flat



This is officially approved.

15 comments:

Steven M. said...

So hes gonna be animated in Flash, too?

Yulfo said...

John check out this H O Quick Oats Oatmeal Comercial from 1950. It's amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZamWY8_L3k&feature=player_embedded#

Pete Emslie said...

I dunno, he seems a bit off-model to me...

Yer Uncle Ghastly said...

officially approved for eye torture maybe.

jeffreyJack said...

Interesting how Disney relentlessly pursues copyright infringements but doesn't police the integrity of their own characters. I always thought it real odd that you can always find Mickey products drawn with love and care right alongside mutant Mickeys that don't convey the spirit of the original character at all. All approved and licensed by Disney. Bah!

mike f. said...

Where's Beany and D.J.?

...Donald Sock.

Davi said...

Hi John! Non related post comment, I'm sorry, but I didn't find any other place to write to you!

First of all, thank you for maintaining this blog. This blog is amazing. I love old comic books and cartoons, and the well-made modern stuff as well.I'm always checking it out, it was a great find for me, being an aspiring illustrator and comic book artist. Through this blog I discovered great artists I didn't even know they existed!

I have no formal instruction in arts and your lessons on old cartoons, cartoon construction
in general really helped me to understand more about what am I trying to do, and where do I wanna go. I bought the Preston Blair book, (the new one which you said it was lame) but I found it very useful for me, and I'm doing all the lessons. I always read your critiques on the cartoon copies. Through your explanation you show us what the untrained eye can't see, and how to train the eye to do it. I'm more aware now of the do's and dont's and also more
picky on my work, and constantly trying to evolve. Thank you so much for these teachings! The lessons are definitely valuable! I'm donating as soon as I can!

Ps1: Ren & Stimpy is one of the craziest and innovative cartoons I've ever seen, and a few of those that make me laugh... I first watched it when I was 9 or something, that episode with the pee game, and the electric fence...I don't remember really well! I was exposed to craziness too early!

Ps2: Would you mind to check out my drawings page? flickr.com/daviisilva

Thank you so much!

Davi Silva

Naomi said...

Haha! He looks pretty threatening - his tongue is particularly disturbing!!

Rothello said...

It's like a surrealist masterpiece. The known and the unknown swirl together in a torrent of mishmash and angst.

People should recognize this piece for what it is: genius.

Jenna Croarkin said...

Oh man, this is a good one. This, that terrifying popeye doll, and the woody the woodpecker costume that looks like it was flattened and mummified are my favorites.

You should make a book of this stuff with your commentary, I'd buy 10.

J C Roberts said...

Plush versions of animated characters offer a wealth of off-model opportunities. With no set shape to the forms, they can mutate a design beyond recognition. I doubt that Donald would look any closer with a hand in it.

And furry beaks, bills, and human skin always look just like the originals!

John said...

I want to see Sifl and Ollie put a whoopin' on that travesty.

Amir Avni said...

Reminds me that in Hebrew, the word 'thin' is pronounced 'Duck'.

David C. Matthews said...

I almost had this pegged as someone's homemade Donald Bastard doll until I saw the Disney tag.

Patrick McMicheal said...

John, Here is a link to a GREAT collection of vintage Disneyland merchandise, photos, theme park fluff, and of course ART!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/miehana/