Jim Tyer-"Off To The Opera"

5 Apr

Here’s a cool scene from the Heckle and Jeckle short “Off To The Opera”. This piece of animation is awesome because Tyer hits you with not one but two shrink takes.

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6 Responses to “Jim Tyer-"Off To The Opera"”

  1. Andy J. Latham April 5, 2007 at 6:35 pm #

    It’s weird that I don’t think I have ever seen a shrink take before! At least I don’t think I have.It’s cool to see a technique that is new to me!

  2. Thad K April 6, 2007 at 3:17 am #

    Can anyone think of any non-Tyer shrink takes used in classic cartoons? Similar techniques come to mind, but not in the extreme Tyer did it.

  3. Michael Sporn April 8, 2007 at 12:23 pm #

    The opening walks by the doorman and the initial guy who steps out of the car are hilarious. Why isn’t anyone else able to do Tyer-like animation? He was an original who wasn’t appreciated in his day. As a matter of fact, I wonder how he kept his job.

  4. diego cumplido April 9, 2007 at 4:11 am #

    bizarre shrinking. yeh.

  5. Mike Matei April 9, 2007 at 5:40 am #

    i just tried to go to thads blog but it sent me to a website..

  6. david gemmill April 10, 2007 at 3:03 am #

    awesome! thanks for posting this. jim tyer is my hero. hahaa that stretch head into the take is great. it pops so well.

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