Animation Artifacts 24 Dec 2006 08:06 am

pre-Merry Christmas

- Years ago, Lu Guarnier, an older Warner Bros animator who relocated to NY after WWII and has been working here ever since, offered me a photostat of a christmas card from the WB studio back in 1937.

He came back two days later to say he was heading out to LA, and he’d see if he could get any of those pictured to sign it for me. Imagine my surprise when he came back with the card covered with signatures. Even some of those not in T.Hee’s drawing signed it. (Unfortunately, not T.Hee). They’d all met at a local watering hole. (I guess animators drank together back then.)

Though the card has been seen on line before, I thought it a good image to put up for Christmas eve, and I’ve identified a lot of the people in the picture. My favorite is Henry Binder; he stands out in his stiffness. The lord overseer. And the only one shorter than him is Friz.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Below is the key to I.D. most of T. Hee’s caricatures.

(Click on either image to enlarge.)

One Response to “pre-Merry Christmas”

  1. on 15 Jan 2007 at 12:23 am 1.Alex Acosta said …

    I really like this work of art from T Hee. I also liked the caricatures that he did for the opening credits of the Reluctant Dragon, including his self portrait.

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