...thereby proving that bad cartoon covers didn't just begin with the public domain VHS releases in the 1980s (and is that actually hair coming out of the side of Elmer's hunting cap next to his ear?)
I think it would be fascinating to get a first person account from whomever's son or first-grader cousin got the job to create this (and similar) covers. Who got these jobs? Who gave these jobs to the art school dropouts that got them? How much time were they given to get the art finished (my guess - fifteen minutes tops)? And had they ever SEEN Bugs/Elmer/whoever the subject matter happened to be?These questions flood my mind any time I see something like this.
I have to ask: *why* was there such grossly off-model artwork on a lot of the older Looney Tunes merchandise such as this, despite being officially endorsed? Surely the people drawing it had seen a LT cartoon in the theaters/on TV...
Yep, weird artwork and inappropriate coloration are some of the great joys of finding this obscure stuff. And I didn't even know anyone had posted a Flickr collection devoted to the Hollis museum until now... thanks for the publicity, whoever it was!(Incidentally, the "Wild Hare" Super 8 film was NOT an antique store find... I actually bought it when it was new, circa 1976. Yes, folks, home movies were still available at stores like Kmart and Zayre that late.)
I spotted a "Love Bug Number 53" Super 8 home movie at a gift shop in Walt Disney World in 1983!
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