Tag Archives: Jim Tyer
The early bird gets the worm in this week’s animator breakdown – an MGM cartoon with animation by Bob Allen, Pete Burness and Jim Tyer!
A bit of a ‘cheater’ for the studio, and a bizarre one at that. At first glance, it doesn’t really look like a Terrytoon in it’s design, humor and even backgrounds.
Jim Tyer began drawing stories for the St. John comics in 1948. Unlike the other freelancing animators, Tyer wrote his own stories, which often led to strange but humorous ideas.
In the 1940s, arguably the most prominent animator from Famous Studios to freelance on funny animal comics was Jim Tyer, at the time serving as head animator/de-facto director on Popeye cartoons.
Hands down, We’re on Our Way to Rio is my favorite Popeye Cartoon, period. It isn’t that I don’t love other Popeye cartoons- in fact, this is the *only* color…