“John Henry and the Inky-Poo” January 18, 2008Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, Movies, Puppetoons.
The last completed movie my father ever worked on was his personal favorite.
“Tubby The Tuba” January 17, 2008Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, Classical, Movies, Music, Puppetoons, Zook.
Unlike clay animators like Nick Park, Will Vinton or Art Clokey, George Pal’s animators worked in a “replacement technique” using hand-carved wooden puppets. A separate puppet (or puppet part) was used for each motion, rather than clay or hinged parts. A single walking sequence, for instance, could involve 12 pairs of legs for one character. An average Puppetoon short would use 9,000 puppets.
“Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk” January 16, 2008Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Cartoons, Classical, Movies, Music, Puppetoons.
Here’s a goodie from George Pal with the music of Johann Strauß* …
“Jasper In A Jam” January 15, 2008Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, Jazz, Movies, Music, Peggy Lee, Puppetoons, Swing, Zook.
From 1946, a George Pal Puppetoon featuring Charlie Barnet and Peggy Lee, and designed by Reg Massie.