Stuff about early Hanna-Barbera cartoons
“Hello, all. I’m Yowp. You’ll remember me from the Yogi Bear cartoon Foxy Hound-Dog and a few others. I’m the dog that says “Yowp! Yowp!” all the time. And nothing else. However, I’ll be talking more here.
If you talk about Hanna-Barbera cartoons, you’ll find many people who have a fondness for the earliest half-hour shows… The tremendous voices of Daws Butler. The clever writing of Mike Maltese. The (at times) imaginative cost-cutting drawing by some very talented former M.G.M. artists. There are even those who gush about the stock melodies from Capitol Hi-Q and Langlois Filmusic libraries in the audio background.
So, we’re here to talk about them. There’ll be some reviews of cartoons, bits of news and commentary. No Scooby here (cheering). The posts may be infrequent but, hey, I only said “Yowp” over and over again for 50 years, so what do you expect?”
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Animation was the format of choice for children’s television in the 1960s, a decade in which children’s programming became almost entirely animated. Growing up in that period, I tended to take for granted the distortions and strange bodies of these entities. These Icons are usually grotesquely distorted from the human form from which they derive.
I decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass.