The goal of this blog is to help people identify the many wonderful (and then not so wonderful) animators from the Golden Age of cartoons. Check back every day for more fun!
Friday, October 6, 2006
Funny Lantz Animation - Don Patterson
I never really caught on why the later Lantz cartoons are unpopular. I definitley like the ones directed by Alex Lovy and Sid Marcus more than any other studio's contemporary product (save a few by Jones and Freleng). Maybe it has something to do with the 'look', which I happen to love. Though disgracefully knocked down to animator in favor of Paul Smith, Don Patterson still did a fantastic job on Lovy's shorts, often doing both animation and the layouts.
Here is some really funny animation by him from the Doc the Cat (voiced by the great Paul Frees) short Space Mouse (1959).