UPA – "The Miner’s Daughter"

28 Dec

I love the animation in this Bob Canon directed short. I’m still trying to pick out Pat Matthews animation. There’s a great run cycle with the miner’s daughter that is very similar to one Cannon animated in “Out-Foxed” when he worked under Tex Avery briefly.


11 Responses to “UPA – "The Miner’s Daughter"”

  1. Matt J December 29, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Beautifully designed short-I wasn't familiar with that one, thanks for posting.

  2. JSmith January 1, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    I thought the character designs were neat. It's a cute cartoon. Thanks for posting.

  3. Mark Mayerson January 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    I think the animation in this cartoon is more fun than any other UPA cartoon.

  4. Kevin Langley January 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    I think I'd have to agree with you Mark. The scene in the inflatable house is really great. Any ideas which scenes Matthews animated in this one?

  5. Yowp January 2, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    It sounds like the Harvard guy changes from Jim Backus to Frank Graham at the end. It sure isn't Backus doing the last line.


  6. Davi Calil January 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    this blog is very very cool.. thanks for all the posts.

  7. J. J. Hunsecker January 5, 2010 at 6:07 am #

    I had seen this cartoon only in the last year, so it was a surprise to see a better copy on your blog. The thing that first struck me was the similarity in design and animation to Cannon's earlier work at Warners and MGM. Specifically, the Harvard grad looks and moves like one of The Dover Boys, while the miner's daughter's animated run is similar to that of the country girl in Avery's Little Rural Riding Hood.

    Over all, it is a really nice looking cartoon. I love the shot of the daughter sitting sadly in the water at sunset. Beautiful art direction and use of color throughout. The animation is fun and loose, too.

  8. Pokey January 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Regarding he voice, that Harvard grad doesn't get to say much, does he??

  9. Andy J. Latham January 10, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Love this cartoon. Hilarious animation 😀

  10. william January 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    hello !

    thanks for your blog very very interesting !

    william, french cartoon student 😀

  11. Eric Noble January 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Quite entertaining. The designs were excellent and quite expressive. Sounds like Thurl Ravenscroft doing the singing bit for Boston Harvard. Thanks for putting this up.

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