Monday, August 15, 2011

Winsor McCay via Bill Plympton



"With your help, we can continue to work on this important project and hopefully complete it later this year. $10,000 is the bare minimum we need to move forward, but we hope to raise a lot more. I’ve never worked on a project like this before. It’s far more costly, time consuming, and difficult than I ever anticipated. Even a small pledge of $5 or $10 will help us, so if you’re a fan of animation, please consider supporting this project."

5 comments:

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

It's basically 'colorizing' or 'redrawing' a B&W cartoon as I see it, but kudos to him for trying.

Tohoscope said...

I'm still trying to figure out why folks are mad about colouring an old cartoon.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Who knows. I suppose it all stems from what we had use to see 40 years ago when it was redrawn Porky Pig cartoons on weekday afternoons that were all sloppily done out of some Korean sweatshop in the 60's for the sole purpose of giving UHF stations a reason why their new color telecine cameras weren't going to waste!

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

That's usually the joke I make about those old days of colorizing stuff. Of course today we don't have the excuse of retracing frames when it's all done digitally with better accuracy. There are some that are OK with computer-colored stuff I noticed while others swear off on it for many of the same reasons over whatever the original intentions of the filmmaker had been when they were making these films originally. It's a quandary. I know a couple guys who apparently love wanting to redraw old silent cartoons using crappy MS Paint as their tool! I hate to admit, I had dreams of doing something like that as well at a young age, using paints and cels and whatever stock library music I could get, like in this example...
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2b95a_mutt-and-jeff-egyptian-daze_family

Dr. Mila said...

Oh, I suppose it's out of print now, but there was a Ted Turner Coloring book that had come out with some classic film moments. I think my favorites were the conga line from the end of "The Seventh Seal" and eye-slicing sequence from "Un Chien Andalou".

 
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