Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Gosh, Pluto..."

I got this beautiful Fred Moore drawing at a recent auction, and I love it.
It's from the short "Society Dog Show" 1939. Mickey and Pluto are pretty cartoony
characters, but in this sketch their sad attitudes feel so honest and real.

Can anybody come up with a more uplifting caption for it than:
 "Gosh Pluto, whatever happened to pencil animation?"
Let me know.


31 comments:

  1. Suggestion:

    Gosh Pluto, why are ACME punches so expensive?

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  2. The Underdog Years: Before pencil animation's overwhelming comeback

    (and seriously, why are punches so expensive?)

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  3. Where do you go for your auctions, does it happen online?

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  4. looks like Pluto is about to burst into tears.

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  5. Andreas your question is the best... I wish someone could answer us...
    Andreas You are amazing, I hope to meet you one day.

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  6. Yeah! I finally know how to comment here. and now I would like to write a little more.
    Hi andreas, my name is gal, I'm 17 years old. (my english is not good enough but I'll try!)
    Although I don't draw very well, I am fascinated by animation. I love All your works on all the films. And I think the reason you are such a fantastic animator is that you are also an interesting person. Your characters are interesting because you are interesting. and this is very important. I admire your work and I enjoy this blog! I appreciate the fact you let us know those amazing stories, and share with us these beautiful drawings.
    can't wait for more :)
    Gal

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  7. All I know is,it's my new screen saver.

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  8. I think that question says it all! I love this drawing!

    Andreas, could you email me at jordankoch22@gmail.com. Mike Genz and I have a few pictures for you we took at the CTN and Van Eaton.

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  9. "Gosh Pluto, did they just run out of pencils, or paper first?"

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  10. corporate studio feature production may be gone (or at least on the decline) but, pencil animation is alive and well.

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  11. Gosh Pluto, how long will it take the audience to realize that the industrial revolution of computer animation has exchanged quality and skill for quantity and price?

    Yeah I know, too much of a philosophical speech for Mickey, but hey, I know his creator would be thinking the same!

    Greetings from Argentina, HUGE fan of your work Andreas!

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  12. Gosh, Pluto, I don't know WHO let the dogs out...

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  13. Gosh Pluto, thank goodness Freddie isn't here to see what's happened!!!!


    PS...Andreas I picked up the other F. M. in the other auction this weekend.

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  14. "Gosh Pluto, I just don't know why they want to take out Walt's name off the studio logo. If it wasn't for him they'd have to find another medium to ruin with greed."

    Great drawing! Where do these auctions take place?

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  15. Oops I forgot the "Gosh Pluto..."
    Suggestion number two:
    "Gosh Pluto...I know it was Walt's 110th but maybe we should have taken it easy."

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  16. "Gosh Pluto, you were right. We shoulda saw 'Winnie the Pooh' instead of sitting through 'Cars 2'."

    What a great drawing! Fred Moore's work is always inspiring.

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  17. More like "Gosh Pluto... What happened to classic Disney?"
    I've been asking that myself – I wish I was born in the early 90's...
    But I love how so many people want to bring it back even more :D I'm totally with them
    But not all of us are THAT amazing and talented... ~sigh~

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  18. Gosh Pluto, I wish this was acid-free paper.

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  19. "Gosh Pluto, will Disney ever green light Ron and John's next 2d feature?". Great site Andreas.

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  20. Yours is the best but here's one for aspiring animators:

    "Gosh Pluto, I thought it'd be easier to break into Disney."

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  21. "Gosh Pluto, I sure miss Fred Moore. Huh-huh, he's the guy who was so talented at animation, he practically made us who we are today!"

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  22. "Gosh Pluto, where did the scent of the paper gone, or juts its touch in itself?"

    I personally started working in 2D and now I only use 3D technique. I simply adore hand-drawn animation!
    The value is different for example if the character does a 180 degree turn when drawn. But whatever movement there is in 2D, its value differs from 3D, because an animation world is built up from lines, or a character is born out of lines, or its soul is made of lines.

    However, I also like the 3D technique (every animation technique in reality, including stop-motion which I cannot cultivate). What fascinates me in 3D is that the characters are becoming more and more lively, and that the methods of 2D are built in this technique with no problem (stretches, distortions). I feel sorry that the scent of the paper is not that strong any more, yet I’m glad that another technique has come into life beside it – but I dislike that this technique was born instead of another which meant the basics - because of a decision.

    Happy rich-in-lines New Year, Andreas!

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  23. "..well Pluto, at least we aren't drawn badly"

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  24. I wish a hand drawn studio would emerge, I had to take a layout job just so I could keep drawing, but I am grateful I did, its teaching me to stage my animation more properly. Unfortunatly without a studio giving me the opportunaties I need to invest my skills in hand drawn animation. If I can't draw charcaters 24/7 I can't get better as fast as I need to, I have to manage with what little time I have left on my weekends. Over time I can see my bridges burning, my doors closing. I have nothing against digital, it has its own beauty but its just not my passion. We have many talented animators in Ottawa looking for tradional jobs and we wait for the opportunaties to emerge. But I cannot say how much I apreciate you Andreas, for being a voice and inspiration to all of us who are fans of the classical form of animation.

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  25. Ha ha.. What about: So much ideas, not enough time in the day to do em' Pluto. Definitely a score Andreas that is a sweet drawing Freddie rocks! I found the short too.

    This frame is after 5:41 on the clip. http://youtu.be/_G05ymTKOdk

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  26. That's my Irish Wolfhound to a tee! Always looking so glum. Great find!

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  27. Is there a fan club were you can send letter to Andreas. Disney is no help

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  28. "Gosh Pluto, whatever happenend to pencils after my brain was stolen?"

    Merry Christmas Mistah Deja, thank you for these months and months of sharing!

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  29. I have an original key from this short film - it's on my wall.

    - Billy

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  30. No one wants to draw us anymore Pluto. We're just pixels now.

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  31. "Gosh, Pluto...It's sure tough bein' the mascot of a big studio. I get blamed for everything they do, even though I didn't do any of it myself..."

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