Tex Avery – "Half Pint Pygmy" Model Sheets

25 Jun

Here’s two great model sheets drawn by Louis Schmitt from the last George and Junior short. While I like the character designs I don’t think of them as George and Junior. Thad posted the cartoon as part of last Saturday’s bowl of WTF so check it out there.

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7 Responses to “Tex Avery – "Half Pint Pygmy" Model Sheets”

  1. Nic Kramer June 25, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    While I’ll admit that Geroge and Junior didn’t need to be redesigned or re-voiced, I did enjoy the cartoon. This also the second time that Tex ended his recurring stars’ careers by killing them off in their final picture.

  2. Thad June 25, 2008 at 8:45 pm #

    Thanks Kevin! I knew I’d seen the models before. They were in Canemaker’s book, right? I need to pull that out of my boxes while home.

  3. diego cumplido June 26, 2008 at 1:18 am #

    … it’s great when you upload model sheets. Thank you!

  4. Kevin Langley June 26, 2008 at 2:04 am #

    Yes, these are from Canemaker’s book. You wouldn’t happen to know if the original French version has more art than Canemaker’s would you?Hi Diego, I’ll try and keep ’em coming but I’m starting to run out of them.

  5. John T. Quinn 3rd June 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm #

    great blog. thanks.

  6. Andy J. Latham June 30, 2008 at 10:04 pm #

    You’ve been < HREF="http://andysanimation.blogspot.com/2008/06/it-seems-im-it.html" REL="nofollow">tagged<>! Lucky You!

  7. PCUnfunny July 2, 2008 at 5:08 am #

    Nice design and all that but Tex made huge mistake in redesigning George and Junior. The original counterparts were so much better !

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