Friday, 11 November 2016

Peace On Earth

Backgrounds from Hugh Harman’s pride and joy, Peace on Earth (1939). The background artist is uncredited. So is the effects animator who drew the slow-moving clouds.

Harman and his artists had come a long way from Sinkin’ in the Bathtub.

1 comment:

  1. One of the only examples of where Hugh's desire to keep up/mimic Disney produced something Walt hadn't done yet, though I suppose once "Snow White" came out and showed the drama could be movingly portrayed in animation, Hugh realized it could work as well in shorts, and you could do a cartoon with a downbeat ending, if the subject was right (though even here, the idea of a dramatic Christmas-time cartoon release was two years behind Art Davis and Sid Marcus' "The Little Match Girl" at Columbia).