Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Some early studies from a favourite Disney film of mine...The Great Mouse Detective.

Cool puppets

From a fellow by the name of Craig Denston. Have a look at some more of his work HERE

Monday, February 09, 2009

Little Rascals then and now

Do you think you could pitch a show like this nowadays? Kids running around a big town getting into all sorts of mischief, parents nowhere to be found. Building their own fun. I remember this one episode where they were firemen. They took over a loft over some wharehouse, built themselves a fire engine out of boxes and old bicycle wheels, and actually went off to fight a fire.

Or how bout this episode...

Teacher's Pet

It's the first day of school and the gang isn't ready for readin', writin' or their new teacher Miss Crabtree. Jackie, Chubby and Farina decide to "welcome" her with gifts of sneezing powder, red andts and a mouse.

If a kid tried this today you'd have the HAZMAT and Health and safety squad at your school in no time. Now I am in no way encouraging this sort of behavior, I'm just pointing out how interesting it is that as time goes on things seem to get a bit more sterile. Even when I was a kid things were different. I have the scars to prove it. Yes I tried to build a go cart out of old scaps of wood. Yes it had nails sticking out the front of it like spikes ment to rip apart my friends go cart. Yes they were rusty nails. And yes I have an inch and a half scar on my left hand where the rusty saw blade cut into it. Nothing a little Hydrogen peroxide and mecurecrome couldn't handle.

I don't know if I'd want my kids doing the same thing. Probably not. I want them to grow up safe and with as little pain as possible. What parent wouldn't? However I still let my kids climb trees. Just have to watch for those slivers. Besides, it sure beats the alternative...