An Emery Hawkins Take

8 Sep

There’s so many awesome drawings in this take from “Woody Dines Out” that I just had to post them. I don’t think many people would argue that Hawkins draws the best looking Woody Woodpecker. Pat Matthews gets my vote for making Woody the most fun to watch but Hawkins’ drawings are so perfect and solid.

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17 Responses to “An Emery Hawkins Take”

  1. Anonymous September 8, 2007 at 3:08 am #

    Who would you say is your favorite animator? Hawkins is my #1 favorite. -Kasey Kockroach

  2. Kevin Langley September 8, 2007 at 3:20 am #

    That’s a tough one. I don’t know if I can name one definitive favorite, so here’s my favorite<>s<>. Bobe Cannon, Irv Spence, Michael Lah, Jim Tyer, Hawkins, Rod Scriber, Art Davis, Ken Harris, Manny Gould, Marty Taras and Pat Matthews. I will say that Matthews is on top of the list, for now. I think all of those animators really stand out in most every cartoon they work on.

  3. J. J. Hunsecker September 8, 2007 at 6:40 am #

    Those framegrabs are great! Hawkins is in the top of his class.

  4. Christopher September 8, 2007 at 11:05 am #

    Definately agree with you on Hawkins. Amongst all the other animators in one cartoon, his scenes would stand out like a moth in a dark room. 😀

  5. Duck Dodgers September 8, 2007 at 12:29 pm #

    Those frames would be great but DVNR destroyed them.Kevin, the sequence is great! Good choice!

  6. Thad K September 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm #

    I wonder who cleaned this scene. The timing is excellent, but the drawing is kinda off.

  7. Anonymous September 8, 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    a few color pops on Woody’s neck. You can tell the ink and paint department didn’t know what to make of these take drawings!

  8. Thad K September 9, 2007 at 1:46 am #

    My comment should have read “cleaned up this scene”. The cat’s walk-in with the lion head is absolutely great as well.

  9. Thad K September 9, 2007 at 2:33 am #

    <>so here’s my favorites. Bobe Cannon, Irv Spence, Michael Lah, Jim Tyer, Hawkins, Rod Scriber, Art Davis, Ken Harris, Manny Gould, Marty Taras and Pat Matthews.<>Great list! I’d also include Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas, and John Sibley, just to fill out the Disney end of the spectrum. And Johnny Gent over at Famous too.

  10. Kevin Langley September 9, 2007 at 3:12 am #

    I don’t watch enough Disney shorts to really pick up on who exactly did what other than Fred Moore and sometimes Sibley. I should sit down and watch some with Hans Perk’s drafts, maybe that’ll help me pick up on some of the animators. I’m not exactly sure why but I like most of the Pluto shorts I’ve seen.I like Johhny Gent too, I don’t have many of the Famous Popeyes so I don’t get too enjoy him as much as I’d like too.Oh I forgot Ken Muse too 🙂

  11. Pedro Vargas September 9, 2007 at 3:51 am #

    Wow! This is beautiful! I love those frame grabs! Thanks for sharing this!

  12. Doron Meir September 9, 2007 at 4:30 am #

    Nice! 🙂

  13. :: smo :: September 9, 2007 at 1:59 pm #

    that’s ridiculous! such a crazy mix of cleanup and dry brush! how would you rough something like that??? i love it!

  14. Bruce September 10, 2007 at 9:47 am #

    Hey Kevin, my < HREF="http://understandinganimation.blogspot.com/2007/09/ub-iwerks-almost-forgoten-legend.html/" REL="nofollow">Ub Iwerks<> post is up!Unfortunately, it seems that my Popeye post would take longer than expected. Later.

  15. cartoon lad September 10, 2007 at 3:13 pm #

    I like the first Woody design,he looks really manic and crazy.Nice framegrabs

  16. Michael J. Ruocco September 12, 2007 at 4:54 pm #

    Great take! Hawkins rocks!To me, the first screengrab of Woody kinda has a Big Bird look to him. Almost like a Carol Spinney drawing or something. Oh well, there goes MY mind.

  17. Meek October 15, 2009 at 10:01 pm #

    Hey thats my grandfather your talking about.

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