Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Snickering Dog Named Muttley 1960's...Cracked Me Up !!


Muttley Mutt is a cartoon dog character created by Hanna-Barbera and best known as the sidekick of the villain Dick Dastardly in the 1960s television series Wacky Races and its spin-off series, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. Muttley first appeared on Wacky Races, where he served as the snickering partner of Dick Dastardly's villainy. Although initially called "Snarl," the name was changed to "Muttley" before the debut episode aired. The character was voiced by Don

Messick with a slight Southern drawl, and his signature sound effects (such as "wuh-wuh-wuh") were provided by Mel Blanc. Muttley was typically revealed to be the smarter of the two, often foiling Dastardly's schemes. His loyalty to Dastardly only extended to the point where it benefited him; otherwise, he had little respect for his master's orders and often played pranks on him. After Wacky Races ended its run in 1968, Hanna-Barbera produced the spin-off series Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. This show focused more on the duo's bumbling attempts at air combat, as they worked for an organization called Vulture Squadron. In this series, Muttley was given a larger role and more individual storylines. The character was featured in several pink and white cartoons during the 1970s and beyond, usually without Dastardly. Muttley appeared in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, Laff-A-Lympics, and Crazy Chase, among other Hanna-Barbera shows. The character has also made several guest appearances on other animated programs, such as Animaniacs and Duck Dodgers. More recently, the character has appeared in the 2020 Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? series and the 2019 reboot of Wacky Races.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Problems Making Animated Vintage Cartoons ....."it ain't easy" !


Making vintage cartoons can be a labor of love, but it can also come with a lot of unseen issues among staff. While this type of animation requires a lot of creativity, diligence, and skill, the process of actually creating these cartoons is often very difficult. First of all, the cost of production can be astronomical. With vintage cartoons, everything has to be done by hand, from sketching the characters to hand-
painting the backgrounds. This takes a tremendous amount of time and money, and it’s not uncommon for production costs to reach six figures or more. As a result, smaller animation shops may be unable to afford the process. Also, the process of animating vintage cartoons is extremely time consuming. It can take weeks or even months for the entire process – from conception to completion – to be finished. This can lead to long hours and intense stress for staff members, which can lead to tension and other issues among them. Finally, without proper coordination and organization, staff members may not end up feeling very connected with the project. With vintage cartoons, there is often less collaboration between all the participants in the animation process. For example, while one staff member might be responsible for creating the background images, another might be in charge of character designs. Without proper communication and direction, it's easy for staff to feel disconnected and unappreciated. These issues can be particularly devastating when working on vintage cartoons since the process takes so much time and effort. Fortunately, these problems can be avoided if staff members work together and communicate effectively. A little patience and understanding can go a long way in making sure that everyone is happy with the final product.
"In case your wondering who the lady is in the picture above is: Retta Scott first woman cartoonist for Disney Productions."

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Remember Big Baby Huey ?


Baby Huey is an animated cartoon character created by Paramount Pictures in 1950. He is a giant, baby duck with an oversized, infant body. He was voiced by Sid Raymond and was the star of his own series of theatrical cartoons released between 1950 and 1959. Baby Huey is remembered for his innocent and naive demeanor. Baby Huey is clumsy, simple-minded, and often overwhelmed by small tasks. His size often causes difficulty for him, as he's constantly getting into trouble due to his clumsiness. One trademark trait of Baby Huey is his massive appetite. He has an insatiable appetite and will eat anything he can get his hands on. He's also known for his catchphrase, "Oooh, oooh!" Despite his lack of common sense, Baby Huey is portrayed having a kind heart and is loyal to his friends. He often gets himself and others into sticky situations but still manages to make it out unscathed. Despite his age, Baby Huey is actually very brave and courageous. He's willing to go to great lengths to help his friends and always looks out for the best interests of everyone around him. Baby Huey has a timeless appeal, and he remains a beloved character from the Golden Age of animation. He's a reminder of simpler times and the power of innocence and friendship.