Monday, 15 November 2021

Bugs' Fingers

There were great finger artists at Warner Bros. Ken Harris and Virgil Ross both did an expert job of Bugs Bunny moving and twisting his fingers. And someone in the Frank Tashlin unit could do it, too.

Here’s an example from The Unruly Hare, released in 1945 almost five months after Tashlin left for the Sutherland-Moray studio.

Tashlin holds Bugs, while Elmer’s eye looks down. Tashlin then holds everything for 24 frames (one second) before Bugs’ finger reacts.

Cal Dalton, Izzy Ellis, Dick Bickenbach and Art Davis would have been the animators on this short. The uncredited background artist is unmistakeably Dick Thomas.

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