Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Early Grim

Grim Natwick had a cartoon career only slightly shorter than his hundred-year life span. Mega Collecter has given us some of Mr. Natwick's early work ....

Mr. Natwick is known for Betty Boop, Snow White, and mentoring newbies to the animation business that included Marc Davis, Chuck Jones and Walter Lantz. (You could make a persuasive argument that Grim Natwick was more influential in furthering 20th century animation art than anyone this side of Walt Disney.)

Some more early thumbnails. Per Mr. Mega, they are from the mid to late twenties, and a long way from Grim's UPA work. (My camera picks up irritating oranges, for which apologies) ...


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