Chicken Little and Little Boo Hoo
Was I the only one to notice an incredible similarity between the "Star" character of Disney's®
"Chicken Little" and the little strange son in the Warner Bros.® Foghorn Leghorn™ cartoon
"Little Boo Hoo" (1954) of Miss Prissy (or in some cartoons her nephew)?
Disney® is getting so
desperate that it is now having to pinch other sideline characters from the past achieves of other studios?
And of all characters ... A CHICKEN?
Add to this the sadness of hearing that Disney® is leaving the word of 2D animation and
concentrating on 3D. 2D Animation was its strength and there is still, I believe, a special
place for 2D animation, as the Manga artists are proving.
Disney® holds a special place for me for I have loved their animation skill and style
all my life (along with Warner Bros.® and MGM I might add).
It was also when I was in Italy that a representative of Disney® (or Mondadori, I was
never sure or clear which) approached me to work for them after seeing some of my Work in
a nearby Bar.
It was not to work in their animation departments, but to help in drawing their comic books
and annuals, which they do many of and many, many artists toil away at.
Mondadori prints these in Italy and they are famous for their publication called Topolino
(the name given to Mickey Mouse in Italy). From what I could gather at the time it also meant
that any ideas I had or characters that I created, became the property of Disney®, so I
I still admire greatly Disney®, especially Walt Disney and the fantastic vision that he had.
He helped to bring about respectability for cartoons as well as bettering their quality.
I love what Pixar® have done with their 3D and admire their skill. But it's just not my
world and I have no interest in it. 2D is the natural world for me and one I am very comfortable
in. I can make my characters well rounded and have depth without computer 3D.
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