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“John Henry and the Inky-Poo” January 18, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, Movies, Puppetoons.
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John Henry’s home The last completed movie my father ever worked on was his personal favorite.

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“Tubby The Tuba” January 17, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, Classical, Movies, Music, Puppetoons, Zook.
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Reg Massie, 1945

Reg Massie, 1945

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.

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“Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk” January 16, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Cartoons, Classical, Movies, Music, Puppetoons.
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Here’s a goodie from George Pal with the music of Johann Strauß* …

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“Jasper In A Jam” January 15, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, Jazz, Movies, Music, Peggy Lee, Puppetoons, Swing, Zook.
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From 1946, a George Pal Puppetoon featuring Charlie Barnet and Peggy Lee, and designed by Reg Massie.

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“Together In The Weather” January 14, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, Movies, Puppetoons, Zook.
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This week, a festival of George Pal Puppetoons designed by my father, Reginald Massie (1909-1989).

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