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!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Bugs Bunny Rides Again - funny animation
OK, since we already have about 150 blog posts devoted to framegrabs of how Daffy Duck's beak turns into a vagina in "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery", let's take a look at another cartoon that's on the second Golden Collection.
I still haven't gotten over Gerry Chiniquy's anemic drawing style, but he definitely did some of the funniest animation in Friz Freleng's cartoons. I think the reason why the animation in Freleng's cartoons seems weaker (compared to the other Warner directors) is that he didn't rely on squash and stretch as much.
Here's a great example, a beautifully timed scene from "Bugs Bunny Rides Again" (1948).
Look at how funny these drawings are! You can find a lot more in this and other Freleng cartoons of the same period ("Bad Ol' Putty Tat" is another great one.)