Friday, January 8, 2010

Clint Clobber - original titles

Gene Deitch briefly ran the Terrytoons studio in the late '50s and started making cartoons in CinemaScope there.

Those 'Scope cartoons were being rerun for years as part of a Mighty Mouse package sold in syndication, but only in pan-and-scan. The original titles hasn't been seen in years.

Well, I happened to have one of the Clint Clobber cartoons on 16mm and decided to show you good people how it actually looked. I took them from my digital camera, so sorry for the blurriness. I modified my snapshots to give it the widescreen effect the cartoon was originally shown in.

The pan-and-scan print of Clobber's Ballet Ache can be seen on YouTube here.

The title would actually begin with this animation. After that, the following shows up:









Then at the end:



Music would vary by cartoon. The Clint Clobber cartoons used this as its opening theme.

8 comments:

Chris Sobieniak said...

Thanks for showing those!

Anonymous said...

Great Find Brubaker, Awesome, Now If you could only post the cinemascope version online so everyone could see them as it was originally intended.

Asim M.Ishak. Great Blog by the way.

Brubaker said...

I'll eventually have the film transferred to DVD. I also have few other CinemaScope shorts in 16mm as well.

Anonymous said...

And In Glorious Technicolor Too.Forget about Chopped up Red prints. These Cartoons were orginally released in Technicolor, It's About Time we'd See Some Good New to us Technicolor Prints Around.

Your Friend, Asim M.Ishak. and What are the other cinemascope deitch Terrytoons you have Called by the way?

Brubaker said...

I also have "Dustcap Doormat" and "Old Mother Clobber" with titles.

Anonymous said...

Well then, After your done Transferring this one to DVD maybe you can also transfer the two cartoons you mentioned on DVD, as well. and Then, as i originally requested before, you could also reupload them on your youtube account to let us see them as they were originally intended. How's That sound, Sound Like A Good Idea?. and by any chance do you have another great one, Sick sick sidney?, if not, then that's Okay.

Asim M. Ishak. Your Best Friend. you're a wonderful guy to be around with, brubaker, Thanks.

Chris Sobieniak said...

And In Glorious Technicolor Too.Forget about Chopped up Red prints. These Cartoons were orginally released in Technicolor, It's About Time we'd See Some Good New to us Technicolor Prints Around.

That's how I feel about the matter too. It feels like we definitely deserve better on these, but Paramount feels it is not of their interest to provide yet.

Anonymous said...

But Paramout Pictures Should! Because i am getting so sick and tired of seeing those Badly faded, Poorly proccesed Red Eastman dupes we've been seeing for the past decade. Have you seen any Butchered TV Famous Little Lulus with ugly UM&M title cards, those are the Horrible Red Prints i am talking about. we should not forget: These Cartoons were in TECHNICOLOR. and those Lulus im talking about were originally also in technicolor and they used to have paramount titles and colorful opening credits. These smelly fire red dupes are the reason why whenever we see all classic cartoons we should see them in technicolor. & we also should see them with their Correct original titles. they had better get off their stinky arse and start realasing them on DVD with their original first correct titles and in the original wonderful Technicolor status. and when paramount finally gets the intrest, lets hope they don't mess them up with DNVR & over saturating the colors too much and thinning lines like crazy and strobing the pans. just restore the GOOD ol non splicy non dupey technicolor prints and just clean them up good! but leave everything as originally intended.

Asim M.Ishak.