Warner Brothers Studios
Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944)
Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (1944)
-While every other studio (including Warner Bros.) was copying Disney, WB began to produce cartoons that valued humor above all else.
-The WB production routine was very collaborative. Animators and directors shared ideas on stories gags and style.
Leon Schlesinger (Director)
Tex Avery (Supervisor/Director)
Bob Clampett (Supervisor/Director)
Chuck Jones (Supervisor/Director)
Robert McKimson (Supervisor/Director)
Frank Tashlin (Supervisor/Director)
Friz Freleng (Supervisor/Director)
Carl Stalling (Music)
Mel Blanc (Voices)
Michael Maltese (Writer)
Spotlight: Tex Avery
Fred 'Tex' Avery was interested in exaggeration, speed and humor.
Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) -Features Avery's 'Wolf' character
Screwball Squirrel (1944)
Avery is widely known for his gag creation and use of exaggeration (both visual and narrative).
Examples of Avery's unique style:
-Squash and Stretch.
-Humor is more important, it's all about the jokes.
-Fast! Fast music/tempo. Fast action- back to back gags.
-Surrealism- anything is possible, things appear out of nowhere.
Spotlight: Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones began his career as a cel washer, working with Ub Iwerks. Jones is the definitive WB director, his strength was realistic rendering of emotion in his characters and he had a distinct graphic style.
Duck Amuck (1953) - calls attention to the animation process.
Features Daffy Duck with a Bugs Bunny cameo.
What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
Features Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
-Uses over 100 different shots/set-ups.
-Took a long time to create.
-Known as one of the greatest Studio shorts.
Fun Fact: The WB animation studio's nickname was Termite Terrace.