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 !

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


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