Friday, February 09, 2007


Hi folks. I'm only two scenes into this thing and I've already posted my first false Scribner identification. Anyway, the scene I have been posting screens from is-according to more knowledgeble people than I- not a Rod Scribner scene.

The scene in question:
Here's some screens from the scene that are in all probablility NOT by Rod Scribner:

This is the comment that tipped me off. From J.J. Hunsecker:

"Are you sure those scenes are by Rod Scribner? It doesn't remind me of his style. It could be Manny Gould, for instance.Daffy on the phone in the beginning scenes of the cartoon (talking to Bing Crosby and the father of the Dione quintuplets) is definitely Scribner -- as well as the scenes of Porky trying to make Daffy sit on an egg."

I asked John Kricfalusi for some help and he replied with:

"I think it might be Bill Melendez, who was Scribner's assistant before he was promoted to animator. His style is similar because of the influence-the big wide eyes and long pupils.This also looks very much like animation in Art Davis' cartoons. So it could be Melendez or Davidovich. I don't know for sure, but don't think it's Scribner.Like you said, Scribner's work is very solid at the same time it's wacky.It's a great scene, whoever did it!"

And while I totally agree that it's a great scene and I love it, I'm going to take down the screenshots because I don't want to perpetuate false information about Scribner. Instead, I think my next post will compare a real Scribner scene to this scene and try to further define to myself and the readers what makes a Scribner scene and what doesn't. This is a learning experience for me, and I apologize for my error.

On the bright side-I have some potentially very exciting biographical developments on Rod in the coming weeks and months. So keep your eyes peeled.

A Big thanks to J.J. for catching my mistake, and John K. for giving a better indication of who did the scene.