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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"Country Cousin" (1936) [Series] - Abner Cel And Pencil Background

Here's the last "Country Cousins" item in our collection concluding the Series.

This is a great image of Abner. Lots of energy in the face and a good body extension. The background is also great because of the color direction and the additional notes.

The reference to "Stapp" is probably animator Terrell Stapp, who was one of the Art Directors on Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo and Fantasia.

As with the previous blog entry, this was one of those odd combinations of cel and pencil that offended purists, but I enjoyed because it offered an opportunity to discuss several layers in the animation process. This is especially true with Stapp's reference to the special handling of Jello's unique transparency.

Abner Cel and Pencil Background [click to enlarge]

----- DATABASE NOTES -----

From “Country Cousin” (1936). Cel of Abner on original pencil background. Academy Award winning Silly Symphony cartoon. [Image: 9-7/8"W x 7-7/8"H; Frame: 15-7/8"W x 14.25"H] Acquired 2000. SeqID-0322 8/3/2005

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