Thursday, 25 September 2014

Spider Head

They sure loved to have heads zoom at the camera in those Van Beuren cartoons. Here’s an example from an early sound one, “The Fly’s Bride” (1929).

A spider is walking along. Suddenly, an exclamation mark pops out of its head. Then it turns and then the head fills the screen.

The drawing’s primitive and ugly in places, the plot’s like two cartoons stitched together, but there are a few good morphs. John Foster and Harry Bailey get the sole credit.

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