Friday, June 18, 2010

Dave Tendlar Week Next Week

That's right - starting Monday and ending Friday, there will be a clip of Dave Tendlar's Popeye animation on each of those days along with some info and trivia on him.

8 comments:

Mr. Cro said...

That's great! I was always wondering what was the last cartoon with him animating. It's too bad that the last Popeye he de facto directed was released in 1949, and that was "Popeye's Premiere".

RooniMan said...

I can't wait!

J Lee said...

Tendlar had one more cartoon with Popeye after 1949, "Insect to Injury" after he was promoted to director, which was one of the better late Popeyes (while he wasn't the head animator, odds are like Kneitel his past experience made him more of a hands-on director than Izzy Sparber, when it came to the design and pacing of the cartoon).

I hope the Tendlar highlights include some of his work with the Bowsky unit. The two of them really developed the 'classic' Popeye look and movements for the Fleischer shorts in late 1934-early 1935.

Bob Jaques said...

All of the clips but one are from Tendlar's work for the Bowsky crew.

Marc Greisinger aka "Alex the Goon" said...

SWEET!

Mr. Cro said...

I already saw the clip from "We Aim To Please" on your YT account...
Which clip is not from the Tendlar's work at Bowsky's crew?
"That's a good trick, 60 cents please!"

Bob Jaques said...

Whoops - I have to turn that one off.

Dave Mackey said...

This can only be good. Tendlar was a champ no matter what he did - character design, animation, timing and direction, even comic books... probably one of the best of the New York animators.