This is a post solely to show how off-model these can get.
The off-model drawings of high schoolers couldn’t be more evident than in these two yearbooks. Both of these are amateurish in drawing and knowledge as one of these books with “Disney characters” features a character who isn’t even a Disney character at all. At this time in animation, every character in animation was seen as a Disney character. Walt Disney was the only face in the industry that anyone could name. Even today, the “animation ends with Disney” thought is still around. Much of the public assumed Woody Woodpecker, Bugs Bunny, and Tom and Jerry were all Disney stars.
In the first yearbook, Roxbury High School put out a Disney-themed yearbook for their 1954 year. Unfortunately, some of these drawings are so off that they’re impossible to recognize. The drawing pictured on the yearbook staff page (above) is the most evident example. The character drawn looks more like Baby Huey than any Disney character (Donald’s Cousin Gus?) in my opinion. I think a few pics were swiped from the Disney comics too.
For the second yearbook, Elmer Fudd is featured as the temp-theme. However, Elmer Fudd, according to the yearbook, was borrowed from Walt Disney’s famous comic strip. I’m not sure what exactly that description comes from. However, in this edition of Atwood High School’s yearbook, Elmer is off-model (more so than probably ever before) and comes from the wrong studio and wrong medium.
Also… I swear this is one of the last ones I’ll share that looks this awful. I have various goodies directly from Terrytoons, Lantz, and Disney to share. Also, studio granted (or so they say) uses of Disney and Warners Characters. And other good stuff.