Friday, 23 November 2018

Shooting the Symphonic Slider

A duck gets caught in a dog’s trombone slide in the 1945 Walter Lantz classical music short The Poet and the Peasant. The duck’s head gets jerked around in perspective at the camera.

The duck has has enough.

The dog doesn’t get shot to death. His eyes are open. They later turn to face the audience.

Dick Lundy directed this, though it has some un-Lundyesque quick cuts in the sequence at the end, where a fox tries to catch a cross-eyed ballerina duck. Paul Smith and Les Kline are credited animators, but I suspect Pat Matthews and Grim Natwick also worked on this.

1 comment:

  1. Yup, Matthews contributed this animation. Natwick and Emery Hawkins also did some great stuff on this short - my favorite scene would be the fox-chases-duck scene as animated by Matthews and Hawkins.