Reflections on the art and business of animation.
I have a 16mm print of this cartoon and have watched it at least 100 times. Somehow I'd always thought that Dick Lundy had done more. Yet the film seems to be predominantly Bob Wickersham's. I also love the few scenes that Johnny Cannon did - very loose and rubber hose.Thanks for doing this work, Mark. I look forward to your comments.
Wow, another mosaic! About time!Bob Wick did a lot on this cartoon. He was a really good artist it seems. His comic book work is usually beautiful.
Thanks, this is one of my favorite Disney cartoons! I can't believe how many scene Bob Wickersham did. He practically owns this cartoon.There is a weird mistake in the scene where the cards emerge from the desk drawer. A stack of cards appears, then disappears, then reappears again during the scene. I can't tell if it was a shooting mistake by the cameraman or if it was a cycle that just didn't work.There is also a minor mistake when Mickey is running on the globe. A few cels are shot out of sequence, giving Mickey's movement a weird sort of stutter.
I remember watching this one at a VERY young age on the Disney Channel! For some reason, that channel never had sound on my tv, but I watched these cartoons anyway.This one was a favorite! Looking at it takes me right back. There was something about the colour and the fantastic ideas of living objects and being extremely tiny that drew me in.I can't help but melt into those background paintings now...Even though Mickey's 50's design is really neat, I think this was my favorite. He was animated so well, with colour! but he still had that 30's look.Thanks Mark!
It seems that most of the animation went to Bob Wickersham, and also according to Internet Movie Database, there is no mention of Carl Banks as an animator...
Wow... Who knew! Bob wickersham is my great uncle and I never knew how many shorts he actually did. My dad (his nephew) had some cels that his uncle bob gave him; alas, they have been lost somewhere between moves. My mom also has fond memories of bob and his family. I often wondered where the artistic talent in our family came from. Both bob's sister (my grandma) and my dad were working artists too.
Post a Comment