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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Little Lulu (1940's)-Photostat Model Sheets

I was just looking through some of the non-Disney stuff and saw these from the Famous Studios. Photostat Little Lulu Model Sheets from the early to mid-1940's. Some are "OK'd" by storyboard artist Isadore Sparber -- one of the more talented artists of the time.

Little Lulu Photostat Model Sheets

1943 (SeqID-0441)


1943 (SeqID-0443)

1945 (SeqID-0444)

In the mid-1940s, Lulu appeared in a series of theatrical animated shorts produced by Famous Studios for Paramount Pictures from 1943 to 1948. In all, twenty-six Little Lulu cartoons were released in a period of less than five years. A similar character, Little Audrey, was then created after Paramount failed to renew the Lulu license (and therefore avoided the payment of royalty fees). The voice of both Little Lulu and Little Audrey was performed in various cartoons by either Mae Questel (also the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl from the Popeye cartoons) or Cecil Roy. [Wikipedia: Little Lulu]

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SeqID-0441. Little Lulu Model Sheet (1943). Famous Studios. Stat model sheet dated 5/27/1943. Original basic paper. OK by storyboard artist Isadore Sparber, [18w X 13.5h] Acquired 1999. SeqID-0441 Updated: 5/18/2008

SeqID-0442. Little Lulu Model Sheet (circa 1945). Famous Studios. Stat model sheet of Little Lulu -- comparative sizes for Lulu. Stat on low gloss paper. Basic copy on plain paper. [Item: 13.5"W x 10.5"H] Acquired 1999. SeqID-0442. Updated: 5/18/2008

SeqID-0443. Little Lulu Model Sheet (1943). Famous Studios. Very early sheet on no gloss paper. Four images on the top row, one in the middle and four images on the bottom row. OK by storyboard artist Isadore Sparber. Notes: "O.K. I. Sparber"; "Don't put on mouths unless for dialog!"; "Chart Property of Famous Studios -- June 21 1943 --" Copy on plain paper. [13.5”W x 13”H] Acquired 1999. SeqID-0443 Updated: 5/18/2008

SeqID-0444. Little Lulu Model Sheet (1944). Famous Studios. Photostat sheet features Lulu and Frog. OK by storyboard artist Isadore Sparber. Note: Date of "4/44"; "D.T."; "OK I. Sparber" Semi-gloss paper. [15”W x 11.5”H] Acquired 1999. SeqID-0444 Updated: 5/18/2008

1 comment:

  1. Little Lulu's voice is by Cecil H. Roy.
    Tubby Tompkins's voice is by Arnold Stang.
    All of the male voices (apart from Tubby Tompkins) is by Jackson Beck.