Friday, January 06, 2006
Jack Daw's Adventures -- Week Three
Les Elton did a couple of sound cartoons in the early 1930s that are coming out on a DVD called "Cultoons" Vol. One. They are "Monkey Doodle" and "The Hobo Hero". Elton was a very eccentric draftsman and animator! He deserves to be better known.
Best regards, Mark Kausler
there are only a handful of books dealing with silent cartoons, and all of mine are unavaiable -- except for Donald Crafton's BEFORE MICKEY (1993 ed). he mentions on page 149, that "Leslie Elton, a newspaper sports cartoonist, joined (J. R. Bray) in September 1916 and took over the "Heeza Liar" series."
p269 mentions Elton joining Universal in 1919.
p273 "in the hands of Elton and (Vernon "George") Stallings, the satiric qualities were deliberately eradicated, and the Colonel (Heeza Liar) became a buffon."