Monday, 20 January 2014

I Don't Love a Piano

They loved perspective animation at MGM, and not just when Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising were there. Here’s a sequence from the Oscar-winning “The Cat Concerto.”

Jerry’s flipped about by the hammers of a piano, then gets his tail caught between two of them. Hammers keep bouncing him to the far end of the piano where he snaps back. All done in perspective. These are some of the drawings.

Ken Muse, Irv Spence and Ed Barge are the credited animators.


  1. Dick Bickenbach's, I believe, not Spence's.

  2. Dick Bickenbach's what, Thad? I'm evidently missing something.