Friday 8 August 2014

Blackboard Jumble

The southern wolf whistles his way toward a rowdy school house in “Blackboard Jumble” (1958). The designs are pretty typical of Ed Benedict. The school house is reminiscent of the one in the opening scene of “Little Bird Mouse,” an early Pixie and Dixie cartoon at Hanna-Barbera.

The backgrounds are by Fernando Montealegre, who joined Benedict at Hanna-Barbera and also painted the backgrounds for “Little Bird Mouse.”

1 comment:

  1. This was almost a cheater cartoon, with several gags reused from Avery's "Three Little Pups". Lah also downplayed any individuality between Droopy and his nondescript brothers/fellow students here, to where the focus is completely on Daws' southern wolf -- Bill and Joe could have transferred the entire story over to a Huckleberry Hound short with virtually no changes other than character design.