Animation Artifacts &UPA 23 Apr 2007 08:22 am

Oh, Taurus!

Today, I’m posting a cel Tissa David gave as a gift to Heidi for her birthday in February. It’s time for Taurus, and it’s an appropriate day to post this beautiful cel setup from UPA.

Tissa said she was given the cel shortly after arriving at UPA New York in 1956. Obviously, the image comes from a film done prior to 1956.

Obviously, I don’t have a clue as to what film it’s from. I thought that it, perhaps, came from one of the shorts done for the McBoing Boing show, but I haven’t been able to locate it. I also thought that perhaps it was done for a commercial.

If anyone out there knows, please check in with me. The first person who comes up with the correct answer will receive a gift from me.

I’m honored to have made Tom Sito‘s memorial blog roll today. What a guy, what a memory!

8 Responses to “Oh, Taurus!”

  1. on 23 Apr 2007 at 9:15 am 1.Bridget said …

    gotta get up pretty early to preempt these blogs! …………. Happy Birthday!

  2. on 23 Apr 2007 at 12:00 pm 2.Amid said …

    It’s most likely a UPA-NY spot because it’s not from the Boing Boing Show. I’m no expert in Chris Ishii’s work but it feels like it could be one of his designs. Whoever it is, it’s a beautiful piece.

  3. on 23 Apr 2007 at 7:11 pm 3.Tom Sito said …

    Thank you Mike. I always remember you are the same day as Shakespeare. In Polish we say Sto Lat! May you live One Hundred Years!

  4. on 24 Apr 2007 at 4:42 am 4.Ward said …

    Happy Birthday to one of my favorite animation bloggers out there — and to one of the most gifted and talented guys in the biz. Congrats to you and here’s to many many more!

  5. on 24 Apr 2007 at 7:29 am 5.Stephen said …

    Michael, If you have not already fond this site on “UPA Films”
    They seem to be still working on the site but they do have a contact e-mail maybe they can tell you where the bull came from.

  6. on 24 Apr 2007 at 7:33 am 6.Michael said …

    Thanks to all for the B’day wishes. Tom, I like to think of myself as having been born on the same day as Shirley Temple and Bo Belinsky. Shakespeare is nice, but as you’ve noted, he also died on that day. Aah, cruel fate!

  7. on 24 Apr 2007 at 1:20 pm 7.Jason McDonald said …

    Happy “one day late” Birthday!

    Peace and love,

    Dena, Jason & Hugo

  8. on 24 Apr 2007 at 1:31 pm 8.Amid said …

    Happy birthday Mike!!! I followed the link to Tom’s page yesterday but overlooked the mention of your bday. Thankfully the more observant people here pointed it out.

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