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Monday, September 26, 2022

First-Month Anniversary!

Today is the first-month anniversary of this blog. I must say I am very happy with all you people out there for making it a-so far-big success!

The biggest special thanks go out to asc43501 and Paul Groh for their repeat comments and fascinating feedback. Other commenters-like Bubbles, Pokey, Jonathan Wilson and Paul F. Etcheverry-are also appreciated. 

My relatives PVH, Vincent Hale, and The F are real nice for showing up here too.

And also thanks to all my followers who have not (yet) left any comments.

We're going to celebrate in two ways. Firstly, I've got a new essay, "The Mysterious Too-Fast Tom & Jerry", based on comments by Mike Lah in a book and a documentary. And this time I proofread it.

Secondly, for your viewing pleasure, here are a few of my favorite "animator reels". Normally I'd do the great Disney ones like Bill Tytla, Frank Thomas, and Ward Kimball, but instead here are some non-Disney animators, or ones klnown for elsewhere:




Additionally, Mr. Groh requested a caricature of my favorite of the Nine Old Men Ward Kimball, so here he is:


In conclusion: thanks, thanks, thanks!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Fixed Errors, Plus Marshal Dillon Getting Shot

I went back and fixed all of my errors and mistakes in the essays and reviews, ensuring a perfect reading experience. A special thanks to Paul Groh for pointing out some of them.

For fun, here's a scene from Gunsmoke that didn't quite make it:

Saturday, September 17, 2022

A Bunch O' Stuff!

Howdy! Lots of news is here!

First of all, my About is here. But not just that, a new tab for my art!

And not just that, I've got one new article, called "The Censored Four", about some MGM cartoons not on DVD. This article does have racial stereotypes, so be warned.

I have reviewed about every cartoon book I've read, so please read them!

I watched Bambi for the first time since I was five. I really liked it, but I had a few problems, mainly that the humor was inconsistent with the seriousness. Pan from death to springtime love sure doesn't work, and left me confused for five minutes. In other words, it's one of the greatest animated anythings ever, but I wasn't twitterpatted.

Today I watched a documentary with Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston talking about The Illusion of Life (which I reviewed). While watching I drew them:

Which looks more like who? Ollie looks pretty funny to me.

That's all for now! Stick around for more!

Monday, September 12, 2022

Note to Readers

Just an F.Y.I. to readers, all the content is in the tabs. The blog section is for updates and general "random thoughts" or discoveries of interest. Please click "Essays" or "Reviews" for reading material.

Thank you!

Saturday, September 3, 2022

More Content And Some Dinosaurs

I added more content, like another article, "Remembering Curbside", and a full Favorites List. I removed the "About" tab, since you can read all about me on my profile. There's now one review: for Hollywood Cartoons, on the Reviews tab.

For dinosaurs, here's some sketches of prehistoric reptiles I did last week:


I did these when I heard that Walt Disney told his animators to do "real dinosaurs" for "The Rite of Spring" in Fantasia. I wondered what a "cartoon dinosaur" would look like, so I gave it my own interpretation. I like the brontosaurus the best cause he looks the most friendly. I named them Bruno, Tyrone, and Terry (hee hee ho ho). If I use them is the question here. (The scribbled guy was my attempt at a " Hollywood wolf" that failed miserably). 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Welcome Everyone!

Welcome one and all to Buddy's Cartoons! I hope everyone will enjoy reading me blather on about the good old Golden Age of Animation, the best era in filmmaking history, when complete pure fantasy was achieved in modest places! 

This site is also mainly to show off my art (I am a self-trained cartoonist) and talk a lot about my upcoming book, Gag Toons: Comedy in American Animation, to be released in 2023.

I wanted to start with at least one article up, so please go to the "Essays" tab above and read "Oswald, Nolan and Surreality". 

The "About" and "My Favorites List" are under construction currently, so don't bother with them. I have no "Reviews" yet.

If you have any comments or questions, go to the "Conversations" tab.

Until the next update, see ya!