Saturday, May 12, 2007

Betty Boop

While working on the Dark Years project at Chuck Gammage Animation, I have really started to appreciate the early rubber-hose style animation, from the 30's and 40's. It is amazing the animation they could do then, with limited technology . Simple basic things that they were drawing, yes drawing! back then, that we have somehow evolved into a complicated and sterile process by using computers (more on that, and a perfect example over at Cartoon Brew).
Anyway here is a Betty Boop cartoon, and although it contains questionable material, is a very good example of what talented artists can draw.

See another Boop cartoon HERE.


Robin Hall said...

man... there were even cotton fields for the backdrop of the little 'Colourful Trio's sketch.


the hammer said...

yeah somehow it was considered entertainment back then