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!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Bill and Joe Tribute Pt. 2
Here's one of my favorite chase scenes from "Springtime for Thomas" (1946). This is beautifully timed and hilariously animated by Irv Spence (the last two shots in this clip are Ed Barge's). It's funny how I was struck stupid when I found out later in life that these Tom & Jerry cartoons were high-budget films... You'd think Bill and Joe would make guys like Spence adhere to a modelsheet or layout! But all the animators on the Tom & Jerry films had their own style, yet they don't look disjointed, but very slick. That's definitley a sure sign of great directors.
Hope you enjoy this one. Scott Bradley's music works great with this scene too.