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, March 16, 2007
Seen a front porch swing, heard a diamond ring...
If you ask anyone (intelligible that is) in the animation community what Walt Disney's perfect film was, they'll all scream correctly, "DUMBO!!!"
This is probably the "Citizen Kane" of animated features. It's hard to pin-point the best scene in the film, as there isn't a weak spot in this movie, but my favorite scene (natch) is with Ward Kimball's Jim Crow.
Look at the precision in the dance in this scene! Kimball was obviously studying live-action to pull this off, and he did a marvelous job too. Not to mention the wonderfully appealing (and hilarious) drawing skill.