Thursday, 8 October 2015


A vaudeville audience goes wild over Betty Boop singing That’s My Weakness, Now in Stopping the Show (1932).

There are two cycles animated in the scene. The characters in the background applaud in four drawings. The characters in the foreground applaud in eight drawings, but one drawing is held for a second frame to give a little hitch in the movement. Four doesn’t go evenly into nine, so you’ll notice the difference in the background characters in the second-last and last frames, especially the guys above the horse at the left of the scene.

So here’s cycle animation based on the foreground characters. That means the background cycle isn’t the same as it is in the actual cartoon, but it happens so quickly (the speed is pretty much what it is in the cartoon) you won’t notice.

More from this cartoon tomorrow.

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