Shamus Culhane – "Jungle Jive"

13 Nov

Here’s a clip from “Jungle Jive”, directed by Shamus Culhane. I’m very fond of the Lantz Swing Symphonies series even though they’re not loaded with a ton of gags. I particularly love the ones that Culhane made with Art Heinemann as his layout/color stylist. The simplified, flat colored backgrounds are unlike what was being done in most other cartoons at the time.


6 Responses to “Shamus Culhane – "Jungle Jive"”

  1. Roberto November 13, 2007 at 4:46 am #

    I didn’t know Jetix actually showed Walt Lantz cartoons. Anyways, I love the combinination of the great timing, loose animation (I definitely saw some Pat Matthews animation here and there), and those Darrell Calker big band scores.

  2. Thad K November 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm #

    You know, I think this may be one of the few black caricature cartoons with the absence of the usual big lips.Great music and animation! Go Shamus!

  3. Kevin Langley November 14, 2007 at 4:13 am #

    I downloaded this a long time ago and it’s overdubbed in spanish. I’m assuming it’s from a South American station. I haven’t seen this one on TV since the very early 90s. If there’s another Woody set I hope that the rest of Culhane’s shorts are included.

  4. Anonymous November 18, 2007 at 12:40 pm #

    I love the BGs in this one. It’ll be a great inspiration for the upcoming layout week…And the music is great.

  5. Ernesto de Lautrec November 21, 2007 at 5:12 am #

    Hello, passed through here … I have always loved this mix of music and cartoon’s. Knowing that, although they are natives know playing very well. Greetings.

  6. Anonymous March 21, 2008 at 1:41 am #

    I saw the full clips recently on one of the cartoon networks, and I was really impressed by the piano tune. Would anyone happen to have the full clip, or know where I could find it?

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