Boyhood Daze (1957) is one of my all time favorite Chuck Jones cartoons. Except for the insanely political incorrect daydream jungle-sequence, of course. Well, the Fifties were not a time of political correctness, in fact anything but.
I rewatched it today and found out that this little gem has a lot of in it what my own work drives, too. I indeed forgot how much this very film had an influence on my own work. Besides, the uber-layout-man Maurice Noble did a beautiful job on the backgrounds, the air combat part is a masterpiece by itself. Or the beautifully presented light in the boy's room, just smashingly beauteous.
I just discovered that one of my favorite artists, Joseph Danilowatz, was a main influence (visually) and close adviser to Fritz Lang, the director of 'Metropolis'. Which means, that Danilowatz influenced - in further consequence - the cinema of our time and people like Ridley Scott, George Lucas etc.
This piece by Danilowatz here below was made by the way years before Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
Update: Here's is an interesting interview from 1975 William Friedkin had with Fritz Lang, enjoy.
Here's a lovely loose cover illustration by another uber-talented Viennese artist, Leo Kober (1876-1931), coeval with Josef Danilowatz. Both Kober and Danilowatz worked by the way for Die Muskete, a humoristic Austrian journal from the early 20th century.
«Florian Satzinger has a drawing style with a snap and verve that harken back to the best of classic Disney and mid 20th Century Warner Brothers animation.
The lines with which he delineates his characters zing, bounce and swoop so delightfully that they suggest lively motion even before they’re animated.
Satzinger credits Southworth as his major influence, and his work in the style of great classic hand-drawn animation shows his continuation of that tradition.»
"Florian Satzinger: a Carl Barks on steroids."
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DUCK - The Mag For The Birds Presents: Florian Satzinger's BIRDS AND PENCILS
"A superb book filled with some of the best character and vehicle design around the wit involved is fabulous. This book is especially for those of you who loved the Ducktales and Darkwing Duck cartoons of the late Eighties and early Nineties." Amazon UK
Florian Satzinger is one of the members of The Art Center, a place where artists from Disney, Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, etc. share ideas, tips and tutorials. The Art Center is a sister site of the popular Character Design weblog.
In May 2009, Florian Satzinger gave workshops within the scope of The Genio Fiorentino 2009, on the occation of the Nemoland event/conferment of the Nemoland Special Award in the
Aula Magna at the Instituto Statale d' Arte of Florence, Italy. Former Nemoland workshop hosts/award recipients were animation
directors and animators such as Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Alex Orrelle (Pixar) and J.P. Vine (Aardman Studios).
Besides that, there was an exhibition of Florian Satzinger's original artwork at the Gipsoteca of the Instituto Statale d'
In Loving Memory
Ken Southworth (September 22, 1918 - December 6, 2007) worked for a number of major animation studios, including Walt Disney Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Warner Bros., MGM, Walter Lantz and Clokey Productions. His credits includes Disney's Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as well as Hanna-Barbera's Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones and Walter Lantz' Woody Woodpecker.
JANUARY 10-14, 2011 Willie Real and Florian Satzinger will team up to host a character design programme at VIA University College's Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. ANIMATIONWORKSHOP.DK
MARCH 4, 2011, 20:00h Maryam Laura Moazedi and Florian Satzinger will give presentations about stereotypes in character design and visual design for computer games at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER