Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lost Fleischer Stag Cartoon Found

Just kidding. Now that I have your attention I'd like to point you to the next best thing  - an awesome new book by animation historian Thad Komorowski, 'Sick Little Monkeys - The Unauthorized Ren and Stimpy Story'.

Thad has done a masterful job chronicling the history of The Ren and Stimpy Show - the cartoon series that woke up and reinvigorated animation in the 90's.

For the fans of R&S and anyone interested in animation history I can guarantee once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down.

It's an amazing book that I highly recommend. You can purchase it from Amazon.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Repurposed Model Sheet

This model sheet is from a Screen Song titled 'The Big Flame-up' - it was posted on the Fleischer/Famous/Paramount Cartoon Studios Dedication Page on Facebook. Note that the original production number in the lower screen left corner of the model sheet has a strikethrough and it's been replaced with a Popeye production number with a 1952 date stamp. (Big Flame-up was released in 1949) Why?? - because the flame character was re-used in 'Fireman's Brawl' released in 1953.