Walter Lantz Model Sheets

28 Dec

Here are some model sheets from the Lantz studio’s cast of characters, I’m assuming these were model sheets used for the comics books.

If I’m not mistaken Miranda Panda only appeared in one cartoon, “Scrap Happy Birthday” where both Andy and Miranda look and act more like Mickey and Minnie thanks to Fred Moore’s design. She mainly appeared in the comic books.

Lil’ Eightball appeared in only three cartoons in the late 1930’s but would also later appear in the comics. I’ve never had the good fortune of seeing any of the Lil’ Eightball cartoons and with a character looking like that it’s safe to say they won’t be released on DVD. If Woody isn’t coming to DVD there’s no way in hell this little guy is.
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12 Responses to “Walter Lantz Model Sheets”

  1. Masked Stinker December 29, 2006 at 8:49 pm #

    Ooohh! Wally Walrus. Just what I wanted for chrismas. Thanks for posting them all.

  2. Mcnuggetinator December 30, 2006 at 4:00 am #

    Nice Find! Do you have one of Woody? I’ve been looking for a model sheet of him for a while but I can only find the one of his thrid redesign but I prefer the first two much more.

  3. Kevin Langley December 31, 2006 at 3:07 am #

    Gabe, I’m going to post some Woody model sheets real soon, including the designs you’re looking for.

  4. Masked Stinker January 1, 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    Do you have a Buzz Buzzard one?

  5. WIL January 2, 2007 at 2:41 pm #

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, KEVIN!

    Thanks for posting these!

  6. Ron January 2, 2007 at 7:39 pm #

    Hi Kevin, very nice blog; I love the model sheets!
    I read you’re a big Tex Avery fan too. If you’re interested, I provided the wallpaper section for texavery.com and have a couple of them that are not on the website. Also thinking about rescanning all of them in a higher resolution (I believe they were done in 1998 (1024 x 768)).
    Regards

  7. Kevin Langley January 3, 2007 at 12:42 am #

    Do you have a Buzz Buzzard one?
    Sorry, I don’t have Buzz. I’d love to get a hold of a BB model sheet from Dick Lundy’s “Drooler’s Delight”.

    Happy New Year, Wil! A Lantz fan are you?

    Hi Ron, I’m a HUGE Tex Avery fan. Incidentally, I have the wallpaper of the Wolf cozying up to Red from “Red Hot Riding Hood” on my PC at work, which I got from texavery.com. I’d be really interested in anything you have to share. Thanks for checking out my blog.

  8. Ron January 3, 2007 at 7:04 pm #

    That’s a cool wallpaper. I’ve temporarily uploaded 2 for you (I think you already have Red though):
    < HREF="http://www21.brinkster.com/groucho888/tex/red2.jpg">Red<>
    < HREF="http://www21.brinkster.com/groucho888/tex/popping.jpg">Popping Eyes<>

    Oh, and Happy New Year!

  9. Kevin Langley January 4, 2007 at 5:06 am #

    Thanks for the pics Ron! Actually I didn’t have either of those. Happy New Year to you too.

  10. Ron January 5, 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    Glad you like them.
    Cheers!

  11. Scott Faubion September 9, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    I was excited to see the Walter Lantz model sheets. Where did you find them? I'd love to know. Thanks!

  12. Kevin Langley September 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm #

    Hello Scott, I'm not too sure where I found these particular ones. They may have just been fairly decent scans posted to ebay for an auction. I know that I found them online though and not in a book.

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