Thursday, 25 October 2018

Porky the Giant Killer Backgrounds

Bugs Hardaway and Cal Dalton aren’t among guys I consider top-flight cartoon directors, but there are beautiful backgrounds and creative layouts in their 1939 cartoon Porky the Giant Killer.

The two of them, or whoever was doing layouts for them, must have been inspired by the angles and perspectives that Frank Tashlin and, to a lesser extent, Tex Avery had in their cartoons at the time.

It’s a real shame the layout and background people weren’t credited on screen for another half dozen-or-so years at Warners. I’d love to know who the artists were responsible for these.

1 comment:

  1. I think the scene where Porky was stuck playing the ABC song for the giant's baby was cool.