Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A New Broom Sweeps Clean, #1 of 4

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Courtesy of the Megacollector, a change of pace from all-Disney-all-the-time. Storyboards for an unproduced late-1950s Terrytoons project, "A New Broom Sweeps Clean", from master cartoon artist Jim Tyer (1904-1976).

Cartoon Brew and the BBC website have more on Tyer.

Mega informs us that these large story panels were part of an elaborate pitch that, sadly, never became a special or series. Mr. Tyer, noted for his squash, stretch and not-quite-on-model animation, came to Terrytoons in 1946.

Working for a variety of tv animation houses in the 1960s, Mr. Tyer finished his career working on Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat, passing away in 1976. (More to come ...)


Anonymous said...

If Jim Tyer submitted these to Robot and Monster at Nick, would they make him take a test?

Steve Hulett said...

They'd make Michelangelo take a test.

Why not Tyer?

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