Saturday, April 19, 2008

Abner Kneitel Teaser

Here are some frame grabs of Abner Kneitel's animation done for the Fleischer Studio Popeyes. More on him later.

My Pop My Pop - 1940

Olive's Sweepstake Ticket - 1941

Olive Oyl and Water Don't Mix - 1942

Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's an Eagle, It's a Rocket, It's a Meteor...

It's Popeye the Sailor!!

Here's a clip from the 1944 Popeye cartoon She-Sick Sailors. I love when a director has assigned a number of scenes in sequential order to an animator - it really helps to highlight their ability and skill. Here's a stretch of scenes done by the amazing Johnny Gent courtesy of de facto director Jim Tyer. (who, even though credited as animator, has no animation in this cartoon) Apart from the first scene, all of the animation in this clip is Gent's.

Thanks to Thad K. for the copy.