The Art of Animation #1


Rooty Toot Toot
(John Hubley; 1951)

4 comments:

swac said...

Great series idea, and a perfect way to start it, with Hubley's groundbreaking short, animated in part by none other than the creator of Betty Boop (and lead animator of Disney's Snow White), Grim Natwick.

The voice of Thurl Ravenscroft is just the icing on the cake. And is it just me or does Johnny look like a relative of Dan Backslide from Chuck Jones' equally ahead-of-its-time The Dover Boys of Pimento U?

sabutin said...

So...who was the female singer in the score?

swac said...

According to VoiceChasers, the female voices were by Annette Warren, and as far as they know this is her only cartoon credit. She also dubbed Ava Gardner's singing voice in Show Boat, and Lucille Ball's in Sorrowful Jones and Fancy Pants.

http://www.annetteandpaul.com/html/about.php

swac said...

She seemed to have something of a tomboy image, but here she is in cheesecake mode:

http://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-photo/singer-annette-warren-smiles-as-she-sits-atop-a-table-in-a-news-photo/3240433