Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rusty-George Pal's Puppetoons-1947

George Pal's Puppetoons were a hit novelty short subject in theatrical programs for years before Pal graduated to feature films. That's why the characters in this cute story, although obviously in a comic strip, are drawn to look like they're puppets.

1 comment:

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Pal's method of animation was a generalization of the standard 2D approach generalized to three dimensions. The results could be charming, but the method was dreadfully tedious for the animators. Harryhausen worked for Pal before WWII, but politely declined to return after the war.

This story isn't awful, but it has nothing to recommend it beyond the historical association with Pal. Its finish could be guessed from its beginning, and there's no interesting twist in-between.