Sunday, September 6, 2009

HB Music:- John Seely and William Loose, Huck Yogi, Ruff N Reddy

TC-200 WISTFUL COMEDY - lazy , good for Boo Boo, or sleeping
TC-203 WISTFUL COMEDY - recognizable HB, Yogi and Boo Boo (used in Boo Boo Runs Wild), suspicious near end,
TC-204A WISTFUL COMEDY - recognizable HB, Yogi and Boo Boo, lackadaisical, string rise, Boring afternoon with Beaver puttering reading comic books,
TC-308 WISTFUL COMEDY - opens with I love Lucy type scene trans,
TC-302 WALTZ - lazy
TC-201 PIXIE COMEDY - recognizable HB, Yogi and Boo Boo (used in Boo Boo Runs Wild),
TC-202 ECCENTRIC COMEDY - recognizable HB, Yogi and Boo Boo (used in Boo Boo Runs Wild), hammering nails
TC-303 ZANY COMEDY - recognizable HB, Yogi and Boo Boo (used in Boo Boo Runs Wild), mischief, sneaky oaf,
TC-301 ZANY WALTZ - recognizable HB, Yogi and Boo Boo (used in Boo Boo Runs Wild), mischief, Bark Tearing sequence
TC-300 ECCENTRIC COMEDY - - recognizable HB, Yogi and Boo Boo (used in Boo Boo Runs Wild)
TC-205 LIGHT MOVEMENT - Quick Draw McGraw walking,
TC-42 RURAL - Lively - almost too lively, short

Next are Theme Craft cues written by Loose and Seely. ‘Fox Trot’ was used on Ruff and Reddy. ‘Domestic’ is also known as ‘Shining Day’, ‘Light Movement’ is also ‘Holly Day’ and ‘Light Activity’ (TC-437) has the alternate name of ‘Shopping Day.’ There are on reel L-40 along with the Donna Reed theme.

They’re followed by three of the ‘Domestics’ that Jack
Cookerly (who is still alive, I understand) mentioned in the history above. ‘C’ is for ‘Capitol’ and these were penned by Bill Loose for reels L-7 and 8.


TC-304A FOX TROT - family sitcom, innocent happy 50s neighborhood
TC-436 DOMESTIC (SHINING DAY) - Stimpy's Big Day walking,
TC-437 LIGHT ACTIVITY (SHOPPING DAY) - busy girl
TC-432 LIGHT MOVEMENT (HOLLY DAY) - Yogi lazy day
C-3 DOMESTIC CHILDREN - Donna Reed style, family sitcom
C-6 DOMESTIC CHILDREN - Tidying up the house, family sitcom
C-14 DOMESTIC LIGHT - more family sitcom

Finally, there are odds and ends from different reels. The first three are Sam Fox cues. SF-10 may also be known as ‘Ski Galop’ or ‘Skiing Galop’ (I’m still trying to confirm the first word) and is by Lou De Francesco, an Italian whose work on films went back to 1923 with Victor Herbert. Wish him a happy 121st birthday on Boxing Day. He scored the Movietone Adventures for 20th Century Fox in the mid-40s. SF-14 is by David Buttolph, a chorister and operatic who played in Europe in the 1920s, returned to New York to work in radio before going to Hollywood in 1933 to score for movies. Finally, there’s the old chestnet ‘Winter Tales’ by Alphons Czibulka. It was later arranged as ‘Hearts and Flowers’ by Theo Tobani, showing that borrowing music and slapping your name on it isn’t a 20th century concept. The solo stand-up piano version is by Victor Lamont, who did the same kind of tinkly arrangements on other 19th century melodies for Sam Fox. This can be found on Huckleberry Hound Meets Wee Willie.

TC-22 is one of a number of cues with “Ghost” names in reel L-39. With irony, let us note it was ghost-written for Loose and Seely by David Rose.

C-19 by Bill Loose (all cues labelled ‘C’ were composed by him) came from reel L-9 and is one of a number of similar sounding cues. It opens Huckleberry Hound’s
Cop and Saucer.

The last four were also composed by Rose for the Hi-Q ‘D’ series, which is famous among some collectors as the home of the soundtrack for ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1969). The first three are from reel D-20, the last from D-8. TC-215A was on
Ruff and Reddy only. Finally, TC-221A can be heard on Yogi’s High Fly Guy. There are cues without the ‘A’; are all slower-tempo versions.


SF-10 LIGHT MOVEMENT (SKIING GALOP?) - Huckleberry Hound chase, stolen from "Can-Can"
SF-14 THE COCKEYED COLONEL - Hungarian Cartoons
SF-? WINTER TALES - Silent Movie Melodrama tinkling piano, sad story
TC-22 SUBLIME GHOST - Spooky, Eerie, underwater, ripply
C-19 LIGHT ACTIVITY - western panorama?
TC-215A CHASE-MEDIUM - crime, film noir
TC-219A CHASE-MEDIUM - Crime, adventure - Yogi Fights Ranger Smith
TC-217A CHASE-MEDIUM - Struggle, fights, similar to 219a- Yogi fight Ranger, rise, fall, crime end
TC-221A HEAVY AGITATO- Crime, fight, struggle, Yogi, Ranger rolling on floor, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea

But since you have been so patient, Santa Yowp will reward you with a couple of Hi-Q cues. They may not sound familiar, as they were never used in Hanna-Barbera cartoons, but there’s always the chance they were in some ‘50s TV Show. The first is TC-40 Metropolitan, an atypical urban bustle piece of the era by Loose and Seely. The second is a solo composition by Loose called C-12 Domestic Lite, also known on some record labels as Fashion Fox Trot, which has a veryDonna Reed Show quality. I have tried using embedded players but the coding was displayed differently in Explorer and Firefox, so you’ll have to click on the title and let your audio player do the work.

HB Music: Phil Green - Quick Draw, Augie, Snooper and Blabber

GR-80 FRED KARNO’S ARMY - Snooper and Blabber walk downtown followed by a big heavy character, peters out at end
GR-84 THE BRAVEST WOODEN SOLDIER
- wimpy toy soldier
GR-258 THE TIN DRAGOONS
- generic Snooper and Blabber background music similar to 253
GR-253 TOYLAND PARADE
- generic Snooper and Blabber background music similar to 258
GR-259 AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER - sentimental, lonely - then Snooper and Blabber announcement
GR-254 CLOCKWORK CLOWNS
- Happy happy Snooper and Blabber or Augie Doggie
GR-93 DRESSED TO KILL - Augie Doggie Snooper Blabber background
GR-74 POPCORN
- **** very recognizable Snooper Blabber background
GR-64 WINDLASS AND CAPSTAN
- mild pirate theme, medieval dance ball 2nd half, end sentimental
GR-456 DOCTOR QUACK
- inane background, low heavy big guy tuba parts
GR-453 THE ARTFUL DODGER
- snooping around
GR-87 SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD
- Snooper and Blabber mystery - good rises, timpani hits
GR-90 THE CHEEKY CHAPPIE
- sprightly snooper and blabber
GR-255 PUPPETRY COMEDY
- piccolo descend to bassoon, then recognizable Snooper Blabber walking downtown
GR 256 TOYLAND BURGLAR
- impish bassoon not thrilling, string mystery builds, something's up, xylophone effect,
GR-472 HICKSVILLE
- *** Main Quick Draw McGraw theme used for walks, has a very fun swingy happy middle,
GR-99 THE DIDDLECOMB HUNT
- recognizable Quick Draw Snooper Augie - middle part is good - it has an urgent feel - like performing a task with confidence
GR-96 BY JIMINY! IT’S JUMBO
- Heavy elephant
GR-77 CUSTARD PIE CAPERS
- end chase Augie Doggie Snooper Blabber, middle sounds like Vaudeville act
GR-65 BUSH BABY
- background Augie Doggie
GR-63 THE GIRAFFE
- sleepy hoot hoot hooty Augie Doggie
GR-459 DAWN IN BIRDLAND
- birds twittering, lazy, waking up
GR-257 BEDTIME STORY
-sleepy dreamy, lonely, sentimental


EM-107D LIGHT MOVEMENT - Augie Doggie outside, very recognizable
GR-154 PICNIC OR COUNTRY SCENE
- background
GR-155 PARKS AND GARDENS
- background
GR-247 BIG CITY SUITE No 2 TITLES
- like a movie title sequence bug city, driving downtown (I have used it somewhere)
GR-248 STREETS OF THE CITY
- similar to 247, bustle, busy, forest rangers
GR-252 BIG CITY SUITE No 2 END TITLES
- sprawling beauty (in part 2) - love blooms big ending
GR-58 GOING SHOPPING
- sprightly

Augie Doggie Bridges:

GR-75 POPCORN SHORT BRIDGE No 1
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GR-76 POPCORN SHORT BRIDGE No 2
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GR-78 CUSTARD PIE CAPERS BRIDGE No 1
- wacky
GR-79 CUSTARD PIE CAPERS BRIDGE No 2
- end of Snooper and Blabber cartoon

GR-81 FRED KARNO'S ARMY BRIDGE No 1
- scene trans

GR-88 SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD BRIDGE No 1
- waa waaa waa


PG-168J FAST MOVEMENT
- I love lucy bridge scene trans with harp dissolve

PG-171 PERIOD FANFARE
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PG-181F MECHANICAL BRIDGE
- announcing knights jousting tournament

PG-182D LIGHT MECHANICAL BRIDGE
- Forest Rangers transition
PG-186E LIGHT MECHANICAL
- building something
PG-186F LIGHT MECHANICAL
- sawing, I love Lucy scene trans
PG-188E LIGHT MECHANICAL
- outdoors
PG-188F LIGHT STATEMENT
-scene transitions thinking scheming

http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com/search/label/Phil%20Green

HB Music Shaindlin

MAD RUSH No. 1 - Psycho, tension, driving to escape,
MAD RUSH No. 2 - wacky mechanical, driving, end sting is film noir surprise or mild alarm
MAD RUSH No. 3 - Traffic or factory, hurrying
UNTITLED TUNE - famous HB - swingy walk, Boo Boo, chasing butterflies, changes to swingy easy absent minded - nobody is around, dancing naked in the living room thinking no one can see you
EXCITEMENT UNDER DIALOGUE - Film Noir suspense, undercurrent
ASININE - Snooper and Blabber, Chaos - impish mischief, mechanical march robots ants, factory tinkering, end on ironic descend
CAPERS - struggle, sneak, quiet reflection, wacky, quiet, Jinks relaxing on chair, good quick end sting
PIXIE PRANKS - Retarded Boo Boo - studying bugs up close, tending to little retard duties while Yogi watches in amazement, Boo Boo relaxes, then is alerted by small animal activity,
FUN ON ICE - Retarded Yogi Oaf Walk, then happy to see a picnic basket, sitting down to eat , putting neckerchief on, back to retarded Oaf walk
CRAZY GOOF - lazy day, into walk, exploring - good for Kaspar following rangers behind bushes
FISHY STORY - sleepy, notice, breezy build up, quick tiptoe
THE RELUCTANT ELEPHANT - Heavy slow walk -maybe angry, then wacky descending waa waa waa, changes to HB Yogi bits, ends with irony
COMEDY SUSPENSE - Elephant Film Noir, sneaking, mischievous
TOBOGGAN RUN - famous chase, run from Yogi Bear, soft ending
RODEO DAY - exciting, can use for circus or big events, big show
RECESS - good cartoon opening music, could use for an HB title card, happy, middle is carefree breezy outdoors, Boo Boo frolics - has button ending


Langlois library Not Used in HB Cartoons:


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jetsons Stories

When Bill and Joe hired me to supervise layouts on some new Jetsons in 1984, I naively thought they might let me write some stories too, so I gave these to someone who patted me on the head and said, "Aw how cute, a cartoonist who wants to write cartoons."
Boy there are some dated stories there that make fun of long gone sitcoms.
Here's my favorite with crummy breakfast scribbles
JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POLE
Elroy and a playmate look down over the precipice of their apt building and ponder the unknown and unexplored.
Elroy's young and still forming synapses blister with curiosity.
He convinces the the brood to slide down the 17 mile long pole to find out what's down there.
Primitive man awaits.
The end

more scribbles here:

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/07/jetsons-scribbles.html

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Perry Gunite

Does anyone remember Perry Gunite from the first season of the Flintstones? I love that character! The cool detective with Cary Grant's voice, a funny walk who was always surrounded by hot chicks?


In 1985 Bill Hanna told me I could have any job I wanted in the whole studio, so I said "Bill, I would like the same opportunity that Fred Quimby gave you and Joe back in 1939. The opportunity to write and direct my own cartoons without any interference from story editors or department heads. I want to have all the creative work done by cartoonists and I want to use a character you created from the Flintstones. I want to do this the old way - the way you guys did it that won you so much love and awards and fame in the first place!"

Bill jumped out of his seat and smashed his fist on his desk. "Damn right!! That's the way to do it! Like we used to do!" Then he switched on his intercom and called the head of the writing department:"Jeannie, get in here. John has a great idea he wants to tell you about!"

Then Jean McCurdy (sp?) skulked in, her tail between her legs. "Hello Mr. Hanna."

Bill was beaming. "Sit down Jeannie. You know John here don't you?"

She shot me a less than friendly glance and squeezed out "Yes, Mr. Hanna, between her gritted teeth."

Then Bill leaned in real close to her and said, "John has a great idea and I want him to tell it to you. Go ahead John."


I cracked out..."Uh...well, you see Jean, I wanna do a cartoon series the old way, without scripts and have all the artists write the stories on storyboards like Bill and Joe did ."
Bill's eyes lit up and he practically sat in Jean's lap with glee. "Well what do you think of that idea, Jeannie?" He wiggled his eyes at her.

She squinted and swallowed hard and gurgled, "I think it's a great idea Mr. Hanna."

Bill said "I knew you'd like it! Yeah John wants to make the cartoons himself! Without having to run it through your department! Well you can go now. I just wanted to be sure you'd approve!"


Jean scurried out of the room and Bill shook my hand with great vigor.

"John, you bring me your ideas anytime. I haven't had this much fun in years!"


So he set me up in a trailor in the parking lot and let me hire Mary Fitzgerald to work with. We did a presentation with some art and wrote some stories. Charlie Howell - one of the writers in Jean's department who was a friend of mine contributed too. And so did Tom Minton. It was fun for the whole 2 weeks it lasted!Please excuse my 1985 pitch-writing style above. God, so cheesy, but that's how I thought you had to sell stuff then.

This last story is actually written in much more detail somewhere. I'll have to dig it up.

tomorrow maybe:
Jetson stories

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Romantic Weekend With The Smiths

continued from
READ PART 1 FIRST

Ranger Smith has been away on duty for 10 years and hasn't seen his beautiful wife in all that time. He arrives at his abode of love on a furlough, armed with flowers, candies and an engorged heart bigger than Jellystone Park itself.
The door opens and there's Wifey-Puss, all romantic and aching for her husband's long awaited embrace.
"Jebediah! Jebediah Smith! It's you , it's you! and you haven't changed a bit, oh my little Brad Pitt! My Anderson Cooper! My Regis Philbin! I've waited so long and have remained pure! I'm all yours and yours alone! Every inch of me is for you LambCake!" She grabs him by his gorgeous face and yanks her dreamboat inside.
10 years has made a few changes in her appearance, but she is as amorous as ever. She hurtles onto the couch as springs groan, ripping through the sweat-stained fabric to fly everywhere. She cradles her darling husband in loving gobs of flesh. She wants to spend the whole weekend playing kissy kissy, Spin The Pastrami, ticklepuss and Twister. Between kisses and tickling, she scoops up fistfulls of tasty candies and chocolates and vacuums them into her love starved maw. Melted chocolate drips though her pointy fingers and she paints Jebediah with brown kisses.
She takes a break from kissy games and goes to the bathroom to sweeten up. "Lovemaking makes me sweat like a rhinoceros! Hee hee hee hee hee." Her armpit razor looks up and sees the job he has to perform and panics. He makes a run for it, but she dives on him and shoves him under her pheromone producing glands and clicks his on-switch. Stubble flies out as we hear screaming and begging for mercy...

Meanwhile the memory of Yogi stealing picnic baskets is starting to look good to Jebediah. He looks for a door or window to escape from, but they are all nailed shut. Each nail is stabbed through a valentine. He starts to panic. "I know! I'll call Boo Boo! He'll know what to do!"

well I guess I'll save the rest for if I ever make this cartoon - which is probably never.


Maybe I should add a moral. Like: "It's not how fat you are that's important in a relationship, but it's how many scampering animals are frightened of you."

http://uncleeddiestheorycorner.blogspot.com/2009/05/should-cartoons-end-with-message.html

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

some more Ranger Smith sketches and an idea for a story

Friday, May 22, 2009

George and Friends



I'll add some more later today.