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.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

"Who Was Smarter" ? Cartoon Fans ....Mr. Peabody of (Sherman and Mr. Peabody) or (Mr. Whoopee of Tennessee Tuxedo) 1960's Cartoon History Fun


Both Mr. Whoopee and Mr. Peabody are depicted as highly intelligent characters in their respective cartoons, so it is difficult to say definitively who is smarter.

Mr. Peabody is a brilliant

anthropomorphic dog in "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" who is a world-renowned inventor, scientist, and historian. He has an IQ of over 300 and has invented a time machine called the "WABAC" that he and his adopted human son, Sherman, use to travel through time and learn about history firsthand.

Mr. Whoopee is a genius older man in "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales" who invents all sorts of contraptions and gadgets to help his bumbling friend Tennessee Tuxedo and his friend Chumley, solve problems and get out of sticky situations. He is always quick with a solution to any problem and is highly knowledgeable about science and technology.

In terms of raw intelligence and knowledge, Mr. Peabody may be slightly ahead of Mr. Whoopee due to his vast intellect and achievements. However, both characters are highly intelligent and resourceful, and their respective talents and abilities are essential to their respective shows'
storylines..."So who do you like"? tell me in the comments.


Thursday, April 27, 2023

Famous Cartoon Quote..."Tennessee Tuxedo Will Not Fail" 1963-1966 Cartoon History

 Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley were a popular animated duo that first appeared on television screens in the early 1960s. The show was produced by Total Television Productions and was created by the same team that produced the successful cartoon series, "Underdog." Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley quickly became a fan favorite due to their witty humor and lovable characters.

The show followed the adventures of Tennessee Tuxedo, a well-dressed penguin, and his bumbling sidekick, Chumley, a dim-witted walrus. The two characters lived in the Megapolis Zoo and were always trying to find ways to escape their mundane lives. In each episode, Tennessee would come up with a new scheme to try and improve their situation, but his plans would often backfire, leading to hilarious mishaps and misunderstandings.

The show was unique in that it had an educational component. Tennessee and Chumley would often visit Professor Phineas J. Whoopee, an eccentric inventor who lived nearby. Professor Whoopee would teach the duo about history, science, and other topics through his "3D BBB," a machine that would transport them to different historical events or scientific phenomena.

Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley ran for a total of 70 episodes from 1963 to 1966. The show was broadcast on CBS and was a popular favorite among children and adults alike. The series also spawned a number of spin-offs, including a comic book and a line of merchandise. As I mentioned earlier in this blog post...

Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley was created by the talented team of cartoonists and animator, W. Watts Biggers("Buck").

Biggers teamed up with fellow animators, Chet Stover and Treadwell Covington, to form Total Television Productions. The company specialized in producing animated shows that were both entertaining and educational, and Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley was one of their most successful endeavors.

The voices of Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley were provided by veteran voice actors, Don Adams

and Bradley Bolke, respectively. Don Adams was already well-known for his work on The Bill Dana Show and would later go on to achieve even greater fame as the star of the classic TV series, Get Smart.

Bradley Bolke, on the other hand, was a relatively unknown actor who had appeared in a few minor TV roles. His portrayal of Chumley, the lovable, dim-witted walrus, quickly made him a fan favorite among viewers of the show.

Other notable voice actors who contributed to the series include Larry Storch

who provided the voice of Tennessee's friend, a wise older man and inventor named Phineas J. Whoopee, and Mort Marshall, who played a variety of supporting characters.

Together, the talented creators and voice actors of Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley helped to create a classic animated series that remains beloved by fans to this day. Their contributions helped to shape the show's unique blend of humor and education, as well as its memorable characters and timeless appeal..."Now for some Tennessee & Chumley"

BJ 🙈🙉🙊