Saturday, 24 March 2018

Jabbing Jinks

Ed Love takes a crack at Mr. Jinks in one of the little cartoons between the cartoons on the Huckleberry Hound Show. I suspect this is from 1959. Here are a few expressions. The one with Jinks backed against the ropes reminds me of a Buzz Buzzard expression from Drooler’s Delight, a Woody Woodpecker cartoon that Love animated pretty much on his own.

I love Dixie’s look when he clobbers Jinksie.

You can’t tell in these still frames, but Love animates this like he did other cartoons when he arrived at Hanna-Barbera. There’s limited movement in each frame. Love will move Jinks’ head in one frame, then hold it and move Dixie’s in the next.

The bell rings. The round is cut short, Huck tells us, because it’s time for a Pixie and Dixie cartoon (of course, we all know the star of those cartoons was Jinks). Here’s a typical pose Love used at Hanna-Barbera with two teeth on Huck. You’ll see this in other cartoons he animated for the first few years at H-B, including The Flintstones.

If you want to learn a bit more about Love, Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Research page features an all-too-short video interview of Love with Harvey Deneroff.

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