Monday, March 24, 2008

George Rufle Part 2


Clips of George Rufle's animation from 'A Balmy Swami' (1949), How Green is My Spinach (2 clips - 1950), and Popeye Makes a Movie (1950)


Thad said...

Oooo, that's some really slick work in "Balmy Swami".

Duck Dodgers said...

"Seal is my myth" is an hilarious line by the way!

J.V. said...

What - no clip from 'The King of Bugs'?

Kevin W. Martinez said...

I like the new footage of Popeye Makes a movie. IT's not quite as goregous as the Fleischer meterial is is supposed to link to, but it has it's own charm

Kevin W. Martinez said...

If I'm not mistaken, Popeye Makes a Movie is one of the only Famous cartoons that feature Popeye in his classic Segar costume.

Wimpy also has a Chaplin moustache as opposed to his whiskers
(the fact that the crew hadn't used him in a cartoon for a decade by then must've taken its toll), and Olive still has her redone Famous hairdo.

Normally I don't care for cheaters, but I'm fascinated by how Famous tried to integrate their new footage with the great, great Fleischer footage. At least that's what I thought when I caught it on CN many moons ago (I hope I can someday see it again in it's entirety)

Hobo Divine said...

Nobody scats like Popeye, he'd give Ella a run for her money anyday!

P.S. is Bluto a sociopath WTF is his problem!@!!

eddierip said...

George Rufle was my great uncle. The family is looking for any pictures or other mommentos from his life. I have only have one picture and most of a Felix the Cat film clip that is very old and brittle. If you have something, please post.

Bob Jaques said...

Hi eddierip,

Sorry. I don't have anything else on George Rufle - I wish I knew more about him. Would you be able to send me a scan of the photo of him you have to post on my blog?? You can use the email address that's in my profile.

Would you also be able to supply some biographical information on George Rufle?? I would love to know more about him.