<$Susan Goodwill$>

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Snow White Gone Wild

In the name of preservation of the performing arts, I give you this. It's maybe seven minutes long, and about four minutes in, you will see the rotoscope animation of Cab Calloway (as Koko-- Betty Boop's sidekick) and hear his 1933 rendition of St. James Infirmary Blues. And check out that animation! 1933? Pot was legal then, right?

According to Wikipedia The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Not only that, it's fun as all get out to watch.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! That was cool.

Thursday, March 30, 2006  
Blogger Susan Goodwill said...

I thought it was cool. It's amazing what kind of animation they did in the thirties-- without computer morphing. Without TV, copiers, even color I guess!

Thursday, March 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was Great! I love the way the animators didn't particularly care about realism -- they just let the characters fly!

Friday, April 07, 2006  

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