Mike Maltese Strikes Again
|Comments by: Dodsworth||Rating:||Posted: January 28, 2011|
This is the second El Kabong cartoon and writer Mike Maltese brings back a lot of the elements he tossed in the first one. Quick Draw changes into the wrong costume, he sings off-key, there's a sword fight (with multiple swords sprouting up for no reason), and rhyming narration. Maltese tosses in some funny off-beat gags, like two miners exchanging $10 bills so they can pass off their debts to each other.
Background artist Joe Montell, who worked briefly for Tex Avery at MGM, goes for browns and reddish-browns.
Carlo Vinci is the animator. He was known for dancing girls (usually female mice) while at Terrytoons, and animates an attractively-drawn senorita, designed by Walt Clinton, another Avery MGM alumnus.
This is one of several Quick Draw cartoons in the 1969-60 season that didn't draw entirely on stock music. One of Hoyt Curtin's versions of the Quick Draw theme, used as an underscore in the bumpers between cartoons, makes an appearance.
You can read a full examination of the cartoon here: http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com/2010/09/quick-draw-mcgraw-el-kabong-strikes.html
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