Been watching some cartoons I have on 16mm films. Some screenshots I took from that.

blue-koko:

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I won’t lie, I debated on whether to draw panel 5 or not.

blue-koko:

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I won’t lie, I debated on whether to draw panel 5 or not.

Over at Cartoon Research I did a post about the Japanese studios Rankin/Bass used over the years.

Yeah, remember Frosty the Snowman? The Last Unicorn? Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer? All Japanese co-production. Read all about it here.

Scorpio and Marl

Scorpio and Marl

Koko’s hair is always something that I’ve been constantly tinkering with. I try to portray her as a big ol’ tomboy, so I draw them as unkempt as possible with varying level of success.
Something I drew out, with a really messy hair.

Koko’s hair is always something that I’ve been constantly tinkering with. I try to portray her as a big ol’ tomboy, so I draw them as unkempt as possible with varying level of success.

Something I drew out, with a really messy hair.

Happy Siblings Day!

Happy Siblings Day!

Promo for Kid Power, a 1972 TV cartoon based on Morrie Turner’s Wee Pals comic strip. It was produced by Rankin/Bass and it aired on ABC Saturday Mornings.

Fun Fact: Connie was voiced by April Winchell. She was a child when she performed that role. Nowadays she’s known for voicing Sylvia in Wander Over Yonder

r-dart:

Iā€™m speaking for myself only, of course.

Yeah, pretty much.

New Koko story today!
This one is a bit different. It has a more adult tone than usual.

New Koko story today!

This one is a bit different. It has a more adult tone than usual.

One of the weirder animation productions from 1970: The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians, which featured voices from the likes of Groucho Marx, Phyllis Diller, Smothers Bros, Jack Benny, and others. Plus Paul Frees imitating W.C. Fields, Chico and Zeppo Marx.

A Rankin-Bass production. Animated in Japan at Mushi Productions, one of the subcontract works they signed on in order to delay its inevitable bankruptcy.