Thursday, 8 January 2015

Jay Ward Backgrounds

Backgrounds in the Fractured Fairy Tales produced by Jay Ward hewed to the two-S principle: “stylised” and “sparce.” Sometimes, a coloured card sufficed in medium shots.

Here are some stylised backgrounds from “Son of Rumpelstiltskin.” You won’t find these in a Disney cartoon.

This cartoon was contracted to TV Spots, the studio owned by Shull Bonsall, who had grabbed ownership of “Crusader Rabbit” from Ward and Alex Anderson. Bob Ganon was the supervising producer and Bob Bemiller was the studio’s director, but I couldn’t tell you who was responsible for the backgrounds. TV Spots later spun off Creston Studios, responsible for the King Leonardo and Calvin and the Colonel series.

1 comment:

  1. The only background artist I can remember working for TV spots was Dave Weidman....