Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

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Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostTue Jun 04, 2013 3:35 pm

(I apologize beforehand if this is in the wrong section!)

Hi guys,
I am a frequent lurker who has finally decided to get an account!
I was looking through the George Eastman House blog and came across a very interesting post from a graduate student taking an internship there. She is working on identifying a large number of short films and is having trouble finding the origin of a technicolor short in her project.
I saw it and I recognize the image from somewhere, but cannot lay my finger on it. Is there anyone who had better memory than me on the site?

Here is the link to the post: http://blog.eastmanhouse.org/2013/05/31 ... ry-object/" target="_blank

Here is the image in question:
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Thanks in advance!
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostTue Jun 04, 2013 6:08 pm

It's been a while since I've seen the short, but I think that's from THE COOKIE CARNIVAL.
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostTue Jun 04, 2013 7:49 pm


The Cookie Carnival is certainly in the same animation style, and is all about sweets, but it doesn't seem to have this frame with the king in it.
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostTue Jun 04, 2013 7:57 pm

Is it possibly a related film? The art style is somewhat UPA to me. The outlines seem thicker.
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostTue Jun 04, 2013 9:19 pm

Okay, I think it's:

1) Not Disney, because it's not that well drawn. The face of the king in particular is more simplistic and 2-D than Disney art tended to be; also it's a fairly flat shot against a cycling background. Disney, as Cookie Carnival shows, just tended to be more elaborate and artful than that.

2) If I'm right, it's 1936 and after because that's when Disney's Technicolor exclusive expired.

3) But it's not too late into the 40s because that kind of fairy tale story went out of fashion by then.

So look among the titles for studios working in Technicolor in the late 30s/very early 40s. I skimmed Harman and Ising (MGM) and Iwerks and didn't see an obvious candidate, but who knows.
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostWed Jun 05, 2013 4:24 am

Very reminiscent of Columbia cartoons of the late 1930s.....?
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostWed Jun 05, 2013 12:59 pm

My mistake—this is from THE BON BON PARADE (Columbia, 1935).
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostWed Jun 05, 2013 5:24 pm


Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing! Jack is the winner!
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostWed Jun 05, 2013 10:47 pm

Yay! I am glad we could find it! I posted on the original post to report it!
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Re: Potential Identification of a Technicolor Short?

PostThu Jun 06, 2013 11:21 am

I posted the ID on the original blog also, but it is "still awaiting moderation". I don't see your post, so it is probably waiting also.

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