2 thoughts on “Senses of Cinema”

  1. I may be a minority, but I never thought Jones’ forays into design were very good, with the exception of Dover Boys. The problem is the characters. Bugs Bunny is designed in an early 40s style. It suits the background style of 40s cartoons. When you start piling up abstract backgrounds like in What’s Opera Doc and Wackiki Wabbit, the character either looks out of place in his environment, or the design of the character is modified by putting straight lines and angles in places they just don’t look right.

    Jones’ design experiments were best when he didn’t have to work with the established characters. Dover Boys and A to Zzzzz are unified statements that work perfectly. The designy Bugs and Pepe and Daffy cartoons look wrong.

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