Friday, December 3, 2010

Toonerville Trolley - The Next Day of Christmas

The next segment in R. O. Blechman's "Simple Gifts" is "Lost and Found" using Fontaine Fox's classic Toonerville Trolley characters.

This was animated by Bill Littlejohn. The great animator left us earlier this year. I don't think I ever spoke with him, but we've always sent him a Christmas card. He surely had no idea where it was coming from.

It's a sad time of year, crossing names off of Santa's list.

The film is very limited animation -but done in a stylized way you rarely see anymore.

This run, for instance, is a four drawing cycle.

Up, down, up, down.

With the panning background, those are all the drawings needed.

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