Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wild Wild West Intro

Animation on American television was going thru some awkward times in the 1960's.  Gone was the heyday of earlier decades; the artform had become cheaper and rigid looking (see: Bugs Bunny & Kool-Aid), but I was impressed when I came across this show opener for the old CBS show Wild Wild West earlier this week.  The animation is better in places than others, but I really enjoy how the characters and posing is rendered, almost like they were drawn for figure drawing or fashion.  The animator behind this sequence is Ken Mundie, a former apprentice at Disney studios before he went into commercial work and.... Life with Louie?  Small world!

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