Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Gutsy Frog part 3



I think what stands out to me about Japan's Dokonjo Gaeru (The Gutsy Frog) is the character layouts/poses. The level of energy in the layouts can vary depending on who was doing what, but when they're energetic, they're VERY energetic. I'd like to think that the animators at A Production (TMS's satellite studio that did their animation) had fun working on this show.

Japanese cartoons are produced on much lower budget and tighter schedule than American cartoons, even back in the '70s, but there's still an element of fun in this show that's lacking in Hanna-Barbera and Filmation cartoons made at the same time.

There's alot to like about it. One thing I love is how visible the teeth are whenever the characters are talking, complete with gums sticking out. I find that funny, for some reason.



Here are couple more episodes:


Chief Director: Tadao Nagahama
Scenario: Yutaka Kaneko
Storyboards: Minami Asa
Animation Directors: Osamu Kobayashi, Tsutomu Shibayama
Key Animation: Daizo Takeuchi, Shingo Matsuo
Animation/Inbetweens: Mieko Takagi, Kazue Tanaka, Masako Konno



Chief Director: Tadao Nagahama
Scenario: Tomoshi Inoue
Animation Directors: Osamu Kobayashi, Tsutomu Shibayama
Storyboard Artist/Animators unknown


Chief Director: Tadao Nagahama
Scenario: Tomoshi Inoue
Animation Directors: Osamu Kobayashi, Tsutomu Shibayama
Storyboard Artist/Animators unknown

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