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, June 23, 2006

Today Menu: Lamb Chops

Enjoy a terrific copy of "No Mutton Fer Nuttin'", complete with credits and opening and closing titles!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marvellous pictures!

10:27 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marvellous pictures!

10:27 am

Blogger Kevin W. Martinez said...


This is Leviathan! Wowee, These screenshots blow the NTA prints outta the water.

2:19 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post! Blackie is one of my favorite forgotten/obscure cartoon characters!

Did the French channel ever air "Sheep Shape"? One of the best Famous cartoons!

3:40 am

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Nope and I'm sorry too!

I love that cartoon!

6:48 am

Blogger Kevin W. Martinez said...


I just realized something! The credits for this Cartoon don't list a Director! Do you know who it was?

5:02 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Too bad, I don't know.
It looks as no animation book lists the director of this cartoon.

8:30 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No Muttin for Nuttin'" was one of the handful of color Noveltoons (and Popeyes) does by Famous Studios before the move back from Miami to New York. Several cartoons of the period have no director's credit, and odds are in the same way Schlesinger took Avery's credit away in 1941 after he leftthe studio, Dan Gordon was the director or the short, but had his name removed when he left the studio at the time it relocated to Times Square.

3:41 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Thanks for the information.
Which is your source?

I was not able to find anything about the direction of this cartoon in my many animation books.

7:02 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Miami part, Famous Studios used Western Electric recording equipment while in Miami (the Fleischers had used Western Electric in New York and in Miami). But when Famous moved back to New York, they switched to the RCA recording system (check out the difference between the credit on the title page here and on the title page posted above for "Cilly Goose").

As for Gordon definitely helming the cartoon, I can't prove that. But animation books do indicate he left the studio at about this time, and Famous did take away Jim Tyer's animation credit on his final cartoons at the studio when he moved to Terrytoons (had Tyer been head animatior on "No Muttin for Nuttin'" it would have been a lot easier to determine director credit, since Gordon and Izzy Sparber allowed their had animators more room to shape the look of their cartoons than Seymour Kneitel did. But Dave Tendlar's work was rarely off-model like Tyer's, so his cartoons with Gordon, Sparber, Kneitel or Bill Tytla as director don't really show any major differences).

12:07 pm

Blogger Shade said...

Well, this is a good example of how clever and funny the Famous cartoons were during the mid-40s. Blackie was the studio's answer to other sly trickster characters like Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker. Now, if you can only find reprints of those Blackie comic book stories published in Dell's Animal Comics during the late 40s.

4:31 am


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