Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Kimball Cars



An absolutely stunning exercise by Ward Kimball in animated motion range for a vintage cartoon car.
This was published in the magazine Asinine Alley,  also known as the Horseless Carriage Gazette.
I brought this piece to Pixar's attention, before they started the Cars franchise.


6 comments:

  1. Wow! Such a fantastic piece. Isn't this Mickey's car from the short "Mickey's Rival"?

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    1. It sure looks like that car, doesn't it?

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    2. Fantastic animation creation. Great animation for the cars .

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  2. The idea of headlights as eyes continued for quite a while at Disney, and eventually Ward would put it to a bigger use in "Dad Can I Borrow the Car?", a show that, in spite of its age (early 70s), is still extremely relevant and applicable today.

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  3. Top row, middle drawing: definitely inspiration for "Benny the cab" in WFRR!

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