pure beauty 1

26 09 2019

the beauty of traditional painted backgrounds in traditional animation of the past – a lost art!

most of these pan backgrounds have been recreated, I used DVD’s and BlueRay’s. in many cases the originals are lost.

© walt disney enterprises, inc
© columbia/UPA © john hubley storyboard prod.
© MGM © WB





nasty canasta

25 06 2013

NASTY CANASTA is the villain in one of my favorite BUGS BUNNY shorts, BARBARY COAST BUNNY. the cartoon, released in july 1956, was directed by CHUCK JONES, animation by ABE LEVITOW, RICHARD THOMPSON and KEN HARRIS, layouts by ROBERT GRIBBROEK, backgrounds PHILIP DE GUARD. below some scene captures.

barbary coast bunny comp

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paul julian 8

15 01 2010

warner brothers, sept.22, 1951 – release date for the short TWEETY’S S.O.S. directed by FRIZ FRELENG, the beautiful backgrounds painted by PAUL JULIAN. following some captured scenes and recreated BG’s.

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paul julian 7

19 12 2009

the recreated backgrounds below, from the 1951 WB short PUTTY TAT TROUBLE, directed by FRIZ FRELENG, were painted by PAUL JULIAN.



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paul julian 5

17 11 2009

a few background recreations from the january 1949 warner brothers released short HARE DO. PAUL JULIAN’S backgrounds in this film don’t have the same quality level as the ones in later productions, as you can see. but his color-palette is already clearly recognizable.





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paul julian 4

30 10 2009

the following recreated backgrounds, painted by PAUL JULIAN, are from the 1951 released TWEETY & SILVESTER WB short – TWEET TWEET TWEETY.

tweet tweet tweety 1951 title comp
tweet tweet tweety comp 1
tweet tweet tweety PAN 6
tweet tweet tweety PAN 1

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paul julian 3

25 10 2009

canary row 1950 comp B
canary row AAA
canary row BBB

PAUL JULIAN painted these backgrounds for the 1950 released and by FRIZ FRELENG directed WB-cartoon CANARY ROW.

© WB