Freleng – "Jack-Wabbit And The Beanstalk"

8 Feb

I don’t recall if I’ve bothered to post any Freleng shorts or not but it’s certainly not because I don’t enjoy them. I do favor his early to mid 40s shorts over his later work, especially his Bugs Bunny shorts like “Fresh Hare”, “Little Red Riding Rabbit” and the one I’m posting, “Jack-Wabbit And The Beanstalk”. And Friz’ “Yankee Doodle Daffy” has always been one of my favorite Daffy shorts.

I love this model sheet of the Giant, though I can’t recall who drew it. I forgot that I had scanned it otherwise I would’ve posted it some time ago.


9 Responses to “Freleng – "Jack-Wabbit And The Beanstalk"”

  1. Thad February 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    The BG styling is excellent, and I love the Phil Monroe close-ups of the giant (like the palm scene). Some of the drawing looks a little in-bred, but it would soon be straightened out by Virgil Ross and Hawley Pratt in the next year.

  2. Kasey February 10, 2008 at 1:01 am #

    Great cartoon. The backgrounds were great, and Jack Bradbury’s animation is alot of fun.

  3. Yosemite (get it) February 10, 2008 at 3:23 am #

    I Forget. Was it Kent Rodger’s Who did The Giant Or Was It Mel Blanc?

  4. Michael J. Ruocco February 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm #

    That’s definitely Mel Blanc as the giant. Sounds close to his Red Hot Rider voice.Is it just me, or does the giant look suspisiously similar to the giant in “Brave Little Tailor”? Also, I think Disney “kleptoed” the “palm/lifeline” gag for Mickey & the Beanstalk a few years after this.

  5. Scotty A February 11, 2008 at 7:52 pm #

    Wasn’t this cartoon supposed to have been in 3-D?

  6. Ghisallo February 11, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

    That was Jones’ Beanstalk Bunny.

  7. Thad February 11, 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    Actually, it was Jones’ “Lumber-Jack Rabbit” that was made and released in 3-D.

  8. Millsie February 12, 2008 at 3:40 am #

    Maybe it’s just me, but most cartoon giants look the same to me. The giant in this one seems to have a Disneyesque look to him.

  9. scartoonist February 14, 2008 at 5:13 pm #

    That’s the highest head-to-body ratio I’ve seen since the pimple-headed Bluto in early Popeyes!scartoonistsite:

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