Friday 26 January 2018

Crumpet Land

There are no walls in Christopher Crumpet’s Playmate, a cartoon designed by T. Hee. Just what seem to be standard UPA settings.

Mr. Crumpet’s office has grey backgrounds, perhaps emblematic of grey-flannel suits of the business world back then. Or maybe I’m reading a bit too much into it. Jules Engel gets the usual “color” credit.

There’s limited animation and cycles aplenty in this cartoon. In the scene below, only Christopher and his father’s heads move from side to side. Everything else is frozen.

The designs are pleasant, and the story by Hee and director Bobe Cannon is pleasant. Frank Smith, Barney Posner and Alan Zaslove provide the animation.

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