This week my rummaging through Mark Kausler’s film closet yielded this find – a rare early 50s TV appearance by Grim Natwick!
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During his first year back in the US, Grim resumed freelance sheet music illustration work for several of his usual clients: Shapiro and Bernstein, Jerome H. Remick, and Pace and Handy.
In the Spring of 1919, Grim joined the IFS animation studio. Here he developed his wonderfully loose and eccentric drawing, known today as the “rubber hose” style.
Grim Natwick once claimed he produced 200 pieces of art for sheet music. This should be considered a more significant part of his career, and overall development as an artist.
Grim Natwick seems to carry a lot of the animation on this short, and his well-drawn poses on the skeleton man are some of my favorites in this cartoon.