Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Friday, February 24, 2006

Who's That Guy? - "Hollywood Steps Out"

Cartoons from the 30s and 40s often contain caricatures of celebrities of those times. While some of the caricatured stars are easily recognizable still today, other may look rather obscure.
The series of posts that I start today will help you identify all the caricatured people from various cartoons.
The first cartoon will be Tex Avery's "Hollywood Steps Out", so let's begin!

Cary Grant

Edward G. Robinson and Ann Sheridan

Henry Binder and Leon Schlesinger

Johnny Weissmuller

James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and George Raft

Greta Garbo and Harpo Marx

Bing Crosby

Leopold Stokowski

James Stewart and Dorothy Lamour

Tyrone Power and Sonja Henie

The Three Stooges (Curly Howard, Larry Fine and Moe Howard)

Oliver Hardy

The man is Cesar Romero. I don't know who the girl is.

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland

Lewis Stone and Mickey Rooney

Sally Rand

Kay Kyser

Standing: William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn.
Sitting: Wallace Beery and C. Aubrey Smith

Peter Lorre

Henry Fonda

John Edgar Hoover

Boris Karloff, Arthur Treacher and Buster Keaton

Mischa Auer and Ned Sparks

Jerry Colonna

Groucho Marx and Clark Gable

Yours truly,

mmm...donuts (the other guy...)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Good/Sad News!

My dear friends,

Even if I'm young, I've found a work yesterday. This, and my studies, will not allow me to post as I was used to.
I cannot say for sure if I will find the time to make even one single post in a month.
Anyway, I hope my friend mmm..donuts will help to keep this blog alive with his interesting posts.

Thanks for your interest,


Friday, February 17, 2006

Jon K Blog Online!!!

My hero John K opened a blog and, men, it's full of great drawings and informations!

Don't miss it!

You don't like it? You don't love John K's work? It's ok with me, who cares, but try to explain it to Mr. Ren Hoek.....

Yours Truly,

Duck Dodgers

Blog Founder and Administrator

Thursday, February 16, 2006

" Club Life in the Stone Age" : UPDATE

The great artist Milton Knight sent me an email with some informations about this cartoons. I already post about it:

Here's what he said about this animated short. I hope it will send me other interesting emails like this one!

Dear Duck,
The bulk of this cartoon is a reworking of A STONE AGE ROMANCE (a sound
Aesop's Fable made by Terry for Van Beuren release in 1929-30), all
wrapped up with a "happy ending" bow borrowed from APE GIRL.
The concept of the athletic, primitive woman goes back to Terry's silent
days; Farmer Al Falfa courted one in BONEHEAD AGE from the late 20s.
Of the 30s Terry product, I personally find the shorts from between 1930
and '33 to be the most interesting. They tend to be unpredictable,
lively, well-staged, and the very early ones make a great use of
black-and-white contrasts. Later 30s entries tend to take the Disney-ish
approach of sitting back and watching the character animation, but all
too often it isn't worth watching!

Mr. Knight is a gold mine! You gotta read the many informations he posted in this thread on a well-known animation forum. In his posts he reveals many details about the animation in " Farmer Al Falfa's Ape Girl" :

Yours Truly,

Duck Dodgers

Blog founder and Administrator

Sunday, February 12, 2006

A Duck Dodgers Caricature

My great friend Dragan Kovacevic was kind enough to make a caricature of yours truly.
Also known as Kowalski on the pages of GAC forums, my friend is a briliant artist.

Here you have the "original stuff"....

....and here you have me little self as seen by Dragan( click on the drawing for larger size and higher resolution).

He drew me wearing a Duck Dodgers'suit (on it you will find a reference to my favorite website of them all : the GAC one, of which I'm honored to be a member) into a space ship, surrounded by nitrate prints of rare cartoons.
You will notice the presence of certain "eager young space cadet"( and nemesis Marvin is not so far ...). Spumco aficionados will also recognize Jimmy the Lucky Idiot right behind me as well as Commander Hoek and Cadet Stimpy on the monitor screen.
On the table you can see an unnamed book by my friend Jerry Beck as well as a copy of "Of Mice and Magic" plus the dvd of my superior copies of the "Censored Eleven". By the way, Porky got in his hands another dvd that I proudly own: " Altruists", a two-part episode of the " Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon" series ( one of the best ones, I would add ) that is still unaired in U.S. and in many other Countries.
Also on the table, my favorite version of Tweety, the naked Clampettian one. The little rascal is doing something that absolutely shouldn't be done near nitrate films. And doing damages , there's a certain Gremlin, definitively not Wendell Willkie!

Let me know which are your thoughts about this drawing. In my opinion, it is marvellous!!

Yours Truly,

Duck Dodgers

Blog Founder and Administrator

Saturday, February 11, 2006

"Uncle Tom's Bungalow"

Here you have some pictures from one of Avery's best WB works : "Uncle Tom's Bungalow". Enjoy !!

Yours Truly,

Duck Dodgers

Blog Founder and Administrator

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