Footage from a Bob Clampett presentation, featuring a project he worked on in 1936, "John Carter of Mars." It was never completed.
I find it interesting for three reasons:
- Effective use of a limited color palate (reds and blues).
- Remarkably good animation for the mid 1930s.
- Clampett is best remembered for his insanely brilliant Loony Tunes cartoons: Porky in Wackyland, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, Big Snooze , Russian Rhapsody etc.. Yet this master of goofy characters could draw, animate and direct realistic characters too. Did his skill at the latter help with the former? Did the skill, planning and thinking required for projects like "Mars" help prime his brain for becoming a Warner Brothers legend?