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!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Git Along Little Duckie - Marty Taras
My dirty secret is that I love Famous Studios cartoons. I know they're not the greatest things ever done in the medium, but there's still a charm (?) to them that makes me love the shorts.
40s Popeye, Little Lulu, Herman & Katnip, Buzzy, Baby Huey, and the early Noveltoons are great. Casper and Little Audrey can burn in cartoon hell for all I care though.
Marty Taras was a great talent at the Famous Studios, and like Johnny Gent, he was a good as anyone on the West Coast. He did a lot of great comic book work too, like Rags Rabbit, which J.E. Daniels has posted here.
I think these scenes from "Git Along Little Duckie" (1955) are his. Warning to the squeamish: the second clip is about as vile as classic cartoon violence gets... Which is why I love it.