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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Well, it's Terry

Guess the only way to explain this penny-pinching is just the line "Well, it's Terry".
I would figure that someone producing his first Technicolor would have run inside the Studio yelling "Let's do it grand, kids!" not economizing on such a detail.

Well, I'll be seein' ya,
Duck Dodgers


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Andrea. When it comes to doing theatrical cartoons on a cheap budget, no one can do it like Terry.

2:25 pm

Blogger J Lee said...

Unlike the other producers, who wanted to do color cartoons and battled with their parent studios for the $$$ to make Technicolor shorts, Terry apparently had to be dragged by Fox into dipping a toe into the color world. No way he was going to spring to have a harp brought up from Manhattan to New Rochelle for just one scene

And to be fair to Paul Terry, unlike horns or violins, it's not like you can just get a harpist to jump on the train at Grand Central with their instrument and hightail it out to the suburbs for a day of work. It was far easier for the Fleischers down in Times Square, or Carl Stalling, recording on the Warner sound stages after the feature film work was done, to add in specialized musical instruments to their cartoon scores than for someone in a (relatively) out of the way location.

5:00 pm


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