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“the Dover boys”

Posted on April 10, 2010  1 Comment
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according to Wikipedia, this is where it all started

The Dover Boys is notable for being one of the earliest examples of stylized animation, a technique which used shape-heavy designs with minimal movement, as opposed to the type of animation done at that time by the Walt Disney studio. In addition, the short is among the earliest Schlesinger/Warner Bros. cartoons to utilize “smear” animation, where characters move with sudden bursts of speed depicted with only a frame or two of a smeared image between two extreme poses. Jones would go on to use similar animation techniques in later cartoons he directed starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Stylized animation would later be made famous by the artists at startup animation studio UPA, for which Jones moonlighted to direct the political film Hell-Bent for Election in 1944.

Top 50 greatest cartoons Have you seen them all? Looks like I will have to do some research…

Academy award for best short film from 1930 to 2009


One Response to ““the Dover boys””

  1. Karim on April 11th, 2010 10:50

    Amazing stuff, and creative use of Squash & Stretch !
    Cheers mate.

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