Thursday, 7 November 2013

Beast of Rectangles

Here’s a little bit of inventive limited animation from the Fractured Fairy Tale “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Beast (who sounds like a cross between Joe Besser and Blabber of Snooper and Blabber fame) is going door-to-door to get a beauty to kiss him. One potential amorata slams a door on his foot.

The Beast turns into three different odd shapes that are alternated as a pain take, two frames per drawing.

Keith Scott’s invaluable history of the Ward studio, The Moose That Roared, says this cartoon was made in Ward’s own studio. I don’t know who was animating for him then; Bill Littlejohn and Ben Washam both did work for him. (Note: See the comment section for the animator).

1 comment:

  1. This cartoon was actually animated by Herman Cohen.