Saturday, November 12, 2011

Famous Studios character cells, circa 1950s


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Cells on background: Collection of Virginia Mahoney









10 comments:

  1. these are beautiful! the little audrey and casper cels are my favorite.

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  2. Hi Daniel-- I'm Seymour's daughter and the lucky owner of the above cells--

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  3. Hi, were these cels used for promotional use?

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  4. I very much hope that these remain in the hands of his descendants.

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  5. The cells were hanging in the entry hall to their offices-- sort of decorative and at the same time an introduction to their characters-- there was no other use than that.

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  6. Oops, Bluto doesn't enlarge, at least not on my browser (Firefox). I love the "modern" look of these renderings, which gives them a mid-1950s feel.

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  7. What a great blog this is! And those cells are beautiful! I'm a lifelong Famous Studios and Paramount cartoon fan, so finding this blog was like opening a present on Christmas morning! I have a website dedicated to the Famous Studios and made-for-TV KFS Popeye cartoons, I write a column for The Official Popeye Fanclub News-Magazine, I wrote a book that's a fan valentine to the FS Popeye cartoons for Bear Manor Media, and I moderate a Yahoo Group dedicated to the FS version of Olive Oyl. But my knowledge of the creators is very limited. So, I look forward to reading more! Thanks so much, Ginny!

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  8. Hi Steve- really glad you're enjoying!

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  9. Hi Ginny!

    I've been re-exploring the Noveltoon/Harveytoon series for a while, and was hoping you can help me with some research I've been doing for the character Little Audrey.

    It seems, for a character intended to replace Little Lulu, the Famous crew put quite a lot of effort into making Audrey a strong character on her own.

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