Monday, January 22, 2007

Johnny Gent Animals - Philharmaniacs

Johnny Gent is known best for his animation on Popeye, because it's certainly his best animation... But he could sure animate funny animals too!

Here's one of the few non-Popeyes at Famous he animated on (and is actually credited), "Philharmaniacs" (1953). I'm not sure how much of this footage he animated, but I'm sure he did the kangaroos, giraffe, and the cow. I love the hybrid of his animation... A holdover of the Terrytoons drawing style blended with the Famous designs. It equals some awesome animation.

This one is a semi-remake of the Fleischers "A Cartune Portrait" (1937).


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