Monday, January 26, 2009

Snagglepuss Backgrounds

I've always liked the simplistic painted backgrounds used in classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
Here's an example of artwork by Richard H. Thomas from "Fraidy Cat Lion" a Snagglepuss cartoon featured during The Yogi Bear Show.

3 comments:

rodineisilveira said...

The background artist Richard H. "Dick" Thomas also worked on Warner, more exactly on the theatrical shorts directed by Robert McKimson.

Jim B. said...

Actually, Jas. E., I like some of the earlier H-B backgrounds. There are some interesting colour schemes and designs in the first Yogi cartoons. They either use various shades of green or yellow in blocks for the trees, and the sky is either salmon or a standard blue.

James E. Daniels said...

Thanks for the info rodineisilveira! Now I should watch some Looney Tunes to check that out! :)
I agree with you Jim B. I should post some backgrounds from earlier H-B 'toons as well.