Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tendlar Interlude

Having the position of head animator/de facto director allowed Dave Tendlar his pick of the choice scenes to animate. The following clip is an example of Tendlar's 'cherry picking' a scene of animation from 'Learn Polikeness'. (his style earmarks previously noted here and here)

Note the shape of the fingers in Bluto's open hand - the 'bulb-shaped' look is another earmark typical of Tendlar's drawing style.

Upcoming posts: Graham Place follow-up, Saul Kessler, Hold the Wire.


Tom Ruegger said...

My first job in animation in Los Angeles was as an assistant animator for Dave Tendlar and Volus Jones (and several other animation greats) at Hanna-Barbera in 1978.

Bob Jaques said...

Hey Tom - did Dave ever talk about his days working at Fleischer and Famous??