Started by Mel, March 13, 2014, 02:38:38 PM
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QuoteAlthough Munro Leaf cowrote only one or two of the SNAFU cartoons
QuoteHe is best known for The Story of Ferdinand (1936), a children's classic which he wrote on a yellow legal-length pad in less than an hour,
QuoteLeaf is said to have written the story on a whim in an afternoon in 1935, largely to provide his friend, illustrator Robert Lawson (then relatively unknown) a forum in which to showcase his talents.
QuoteIn 1938, Life magazine called Ferdinand "the greatest juvenile classic since Winnie the Pooh" and suggested that "three out of four grownups buy the book largely for their own pleasure and amusement."
Quote from: jenkins on August 01, 2017, 06:57:05 PMbut anyway here's the 1938 Disney version, it's a short, it does a sublime job of retaining the book's strongest characteristics (and i believe it's the book word-for-word:
Quote from: Just Withnail on August 07, 2017, 04:22:51 AMWhen I saw these in my childhood, they didn't feel quaint or ancient. They felt part of a continuum, part of the same aesthetic I was fed on through Cartoon Network (Scooby Doo, Flintsones, Jetsons, even though those were made later). I wonder if it's the same now.
QuoteI live in this weird culturally timeless collector/nerd sphere where I remember things that occurred before I was born because I saw them on ads in Marvel comics I bought at fleamarkets or my grandfather's Playboy stash. I just asked a person who is five years younger than me if they remember Grit. When the fuck would I have been selling Grit?
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on August 19, 2017, 10:13:52 AMThis exists?