Tuesday 3 December 2013

Kitten Smears

Chuck Jones’ cartoons had smear animation right from the start. Here are a few examples from the first cartoon he directed, “The Night Watchman” (1938).

Ken Harris has the animation credit on this cartoon; I suspect he’s responsible for the smears, but someone can correct me on that. Phil Monroe and Bob McKimson were animating in Jones’ unit.

1 comment:

  1. I recall Steven Hartley telling me (from information passed from Greg Duffell) that Ken was responsible for the smears in Freleng's and the early Jones cartoons.