History Creator / FrankTashlin

7th Feb '16 3:06:34 PM nombretomado
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'''Frank Tashlin''' (1913-1972) was a prominent animator, writer, and director of both cartoons and live action films. His most notable work was done for the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Leon Schlesinger cartoon studio]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, having three seperate stints at the place.
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'''Frank Tashlin''' (1913-1972) was a prominent animator, writer, and director of both cartoons and live action films. His most notable work was done for the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Leon Schlesinger cartoon studio]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, having three seperate stints at the place.
17th Oct '15 7:40:26 PM nombretomado
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In 1936, Leon managed to lure Tashlin back to his studio, giving him a position as a director there, right during a time when Creator/TexAvery was starting to take the studio away from its Creator/{{Disney}} roots in favor of faster paced, more cartoony shorts. Frank jumped right in, getting off to a good head start with "Porky's Poultry Plant", where he adapted live action style fast-cutting and dynamic camera angles into his cartoons, giving them a cinematic, energetic feeling lacking from Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng's cartoon shorts. Despite this, he wasn't particularly happy due to him being stuck working on PorkyPig cartoons, which Tashlin later admitted was his least favorite character.
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In 1936, Leon managed to lure Tashlin back to his studio, giving him a position as a director there, right during a time when Creator/TexAvery was starting to take the studio away from its Creator/{{Disney}} roots in favor of faster paced, more cartoony shorts. Frank jumped right in, getting off to a good head start with "Porky's Poultry Plant", where he adapted live action style fast-cutting and dynamic camera angles into his cartoons, giving them a cinematic, energetic feeling lacking from Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng's cartoon shorts. Despite this, he wasn't particularly happy due to him being stuck working on PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoons, which Tashlin later admitted was his least favorite character.
5th Sep '15 3:54:34 PM MaxWest2
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* The Bear That Wasn't: An animated short based off of his book, directed by Creator/ChuckJones.
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* The Bear That Wasn't: ''WesternAnimation/TheBearThatWasnt'': An animated short based off of his book, directed by Creator/ChuckJones.
20th Jul '15 12:37:28 PM AustinCarver13
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** Creator/JohnWaters has also acknowledged Tashlin's influence on his films, expressed [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3vyvEPgOw here]], where he gushes over ''Film/TheGirlCan'tHelpIt.''
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** Creator/JohnWaters has also acknowledged Tashlin's influence on his films, expressed [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3vyvEPgOw here]], where he gushes over ''Film/TheGirlCan'tHelpIt.''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt.''
20th Jul '15 12:36:19 PM AustinCarver13
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** Creator/JohnWaters has also acknowledged Tashlin's influence on his films, expressed [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3vyvEPgOw here]], where he gushes over "The Girl Can't Help It."
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** Creator/JohnWaters has also acknowledged Tashlin's influence on his films, expressed [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3vyvEPgOw here]], where he gushes over "The Girl Can't Help It."''Film/TheGirlCan'tHelpIt.''
16th May '15 4:44:09 PM Prfnoff
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Initially, Tashlin cut his teeth working for [[Creator/{{Terrytoons}} Paul Terry]] as an animator on the ''Aesops Film Fables'' series of cartoons, only to quickly drift off to another animation stint at Creator/VanBeurenStudios. Finally, in 1932, he found work at the then-rising WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] cartoon studio, working as an animator, while working on a short lived comic strip in his spare time called ''Van Boring'', the name being obvious jab at his previous boss. When Leon tried to swindle Frank into giving him a cut of the comics profits, Frank told him to shove it and promptly lost his job as a result. Once again adrift, he did a brief stint at the UbIwerks cartoon studio in 1934, only to leave in 1935 to be a writer on Hal Roach's ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' series of live comedies. During this time, he learned quite a bit about live-action film-making, including film-camera techniques.
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Initially, Tashlin cut his teeth working for [[Creator/{{Terrytoons}} Paul Terry]] as an animator on the ''Aesops Film Fables'' series of cartoons, only to quickly drift off to another animation stint at Creator/VanBeurenStudios. Finally, in 1932, he found work at the then-rising WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] cartoon studio, working as an animator, while working on a short lived comic strip in his spare time called ''Van Boring'', the name being obvious jab at his previous boss. When Leon tried to swindle Frank into giving him a cut of the comics profits, Frank told him to shove it and promptly lost his job as a result. Once again adrift, he did a brief stint at the UbIwerks Creator/UbIwerks cartoon studio in 1934, only to leave in 1935 for Creator/HalRoachStudios to be a writer on Hal Roach's the ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' series of live comedies. During this time, series, where he learned quite a bit about live-action film-making, including film-camera techniques.
10th May '15 7:21:21 AM Prinzenick
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* TakeThat: The name of ''Van Boring'', a newspaper comic he ran for a few years, was a jab at his old animation boss [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Amadee Van Beuren.]] * TheVoiceless: His newspaper comic character ''Van Boring'' had no dialogue from the protagonist--the humor was entirely done in pantomime.
3rd May '15 5:17:21 PM Patachou
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'''''Frank Tashlin''''' (1913-1972) was a prominent animator, writer, and director of both cartoons and live action films. His most notable work was done for the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Leon Schlesinger cartoon studio]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, having three seperate stints at the place. Initially, Tashlin cut his teeth working for [[Creator/{{Terrytoons}} Paul Terry]] as an animator on the ''Aesops Film Fables'' series of cartoons, only to quickly drift off to another animation stint at Creator/VanBeurenStudios. Finally, in 1932, he found work at the then-rising WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] cartoon studio, working as an animator, while working on a short lived comic strip in his spare time called Van Boring, the name being obvious jab at his previous boss. When Leon tried to swindle Frank into giving him a cut of the comics profits, Frank told him to shove it and promptly lost his job as a result. Once again adrift, he did a brief stint at the UbIwerks cartoon studio in 1934, only to leave in 1935 to be a writer on Hal Roach's ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' series of live comedies. During this time, he learned quite a bit about live-action film-making, including film-camera techniques. In 1936, Leon managed to lure Tashlin back to his studio, giving him a position as a director there, right during a time when Creator/TexAvery was starting to take the studio away from its {{Disney}} roots in favor of faster paced, more cartoony shorts. Frank jumped right in, getting off to a good head start with "Porky's Poultry Plant", where he adapted live action style fast-cutting and dynamic camera angles into his cartoons, giving them a cinematic, energetic feeling lacking from Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng's cartoon shorts. Despite this, he wasn't particularly happy due to him being stuck working on PorkyPig cartoons, which Tashlin later admitted was his least favorite character.
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'''''Frank Tashlin''''' '''Frank Tashlin''' (1913-1972) was a prominent animator, writer, and director of both cartoons and live action films. His most notable work was done for the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Leon Schlesinger cartoon studio]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, having three seperate stints at the place. Initially, Tashlin cut his teeth working for [[Creator/{{Terrytoons}} Paul Terry]] as an animator on the ''Aesops Film Fables'' series of cartoons, only to quickly drift off to another animation stint at Creator/VanBeurenStudios. Finally, in 1932, he found work at the then-rising WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] cartoon studio, working as an animator, while working on a short lived comic strip in his spare time called Van Boring, ''Van Boring'', the name being obvious jab at his previous boss. When Leon tried to swindle Frank into giving him a cut of the comics profits, Frank told him to shove it and promptly lost his job as a result. Once again adrift, he did a brief stint at the UbIwerks cartoon studio in 1934, only to leave in 1935 to be a writer on Hal Roach's ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' series of live comedies. During this time, he learned quite a bit about live-action film-making, including film-camera techniques. In 1936, Leon managed to lure Tashlin back to his studio, giving him a position as a director there, right during a time when Creator/TexAvery was starting to take the studio away from its {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} roots in favor of faster paced, more cartoony shorts. Frank jumped right in, getting off to a good head start with "Porky's Poultry Plant", where he adapted live action style fast-cutting and dynamic camera angles into his cartoons, giving them a cinematic, energetic feeling lacking from Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng's cartoon shorts. Despite this, he wasn't particularly happy due to him being stuck working on PorkyPig cartoons, which Tashlin later admitted was his least favorite character.

He would once again return to Creator/WarnerBros in 1943, this time bringing a stylized, magazine-like angular designs to his new shorts. Some of these later shorts of his had noticeable sexual themes, particularly ''WesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy'' (which had a femme fatale character named Hata Mari, whose blond hair and top-heavy hourglass figure would be a reality in the form of JayneMansfield) and "Stupid Cupid". It's been said that the difference between Creator/BobClampett's cartoons and Frank Tashlin's cartoons in terms of risqué humor is that Tashlin was more polished and subtle while Clampett was broader, wilder, and more adolescent.
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He would once again return to Creator/WarnerBros in 1943, this time bringing a stylized, magazine-like angular designs to his new shorts. Some of these later shorts of his had noticeable sexual themes, particularly ''WesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy'' (which had a femme fatale FemmeFataleSpy character named [[UsefulNotes/MataHari Hata Mari, Mari]], whose blond hair and top-heavy hourglass figure would be a reality in the form of JayneMansfield) Creator/JayneMansfield) and "Stupid Cupid". It's been said that the difference between Creator/BobClampett's cartoons and Frank Tashlin's cartoons in terms of risqué humor is that Tashlin was more polished and subtle while Clampett was broader, wilder, and more adolescent.
3rd May '15 5:15:46 PM Patachou
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He would once again return to Creator/WarnerBros in 1943, this time bringing a stylized, magazine-like angular designs to his new shorts. Some of these later shorts of his had noticeable sexual themes, particularly "Plane Daffy" (which had a femme fatale character named Hata Mari, whose blond hair and top-heavy hourglass figure would be a reality in the form of JayneMansfield) and "Stupid Cupid". It's been said that the difference between Creator/BobClampett's cartoons and Frank Tashlin's cartoons in terms of risqué humor is that Tashlin was more polished and subtle while Clampett was broader, wilder, and more adolescent.
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He would once again return to Creator/WarnerBros in 1943, this time bringing a stylized, magazine-like angular designs to his new shorts. Some of these later shorts of his had noticeable sexual themes, particularly "Plane Daffy" ''WesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy'' (which had a femme fatale character named Hata Mari, whose blond hair and top-heavy hourglass figure would be a reality in the form of JayneMansfield) and "Stupid Cupid". It's been said that the difference between Creator/BobClampett's cartoons and Frank Tashlin's cartoons in terms of risqué humor is that Tashlin was more polished and subtle while Clampett was broader, wilder, and more adolescent.

* Wholly Smoke
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* Wholly SmokeWesternAnimation/WhollySmoke

* Mr. Duck Steps Out: A DonaldDuck short. He did not direct, but wrote the story.
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* Mr. Duck Steps Out: A DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short. He did not direct, but wrote the story.

* ACornyConcerto: Directed by Creator/BobClampett, but he wrote the story.
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* ACornyConcerto: WesternAnimation/ACornyConcerto: Directed by Creator/BobClampett, but he wrote the story.

* I Got Plenty of Mutton: A one-shot cartoon that would be the inspiration for ChuckJones' PepeLePew cartoons
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* I Got Plenty of Mutton: A one-shot cartoon that would be the inspiration for ChuckJones' PepeLePew Creator/ChuckJones' WesternAnimation/PepeLePew cartoons

* Plane Daffy
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* Plane DaffyWesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy

* The Girl Can't Help It
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* The Girl Can't Help ItFilm/TheGirlCantHelpIt

* SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges
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* SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges Film/SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges

* BigNameFan : His films had an incredible influence on the FrenchNewWave who loved his GenreBusting style and visual invention. PaulMcCartney and JohnLennon loved his film ''The Girl Can't Help It'' as did several other rock stars of the 1960s. ** JohnWaters has also acknowledged Tashlin's influence on his films, expressed [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3vyvEPgOw here]], where he gushes over "The Girl Can't Help It." ** Don't forget that his cartoon work has just as many fans, with many accolades from historians, directors and animators alike, including JohnKricfalusi, JoeDante and EricGoldberg.
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* BigNameFan : His films had an incredible influence on the FrenchNewWave who loved his GenreBusting style and visual invention. PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney and JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon loved his film ''The Girl Can't Help It'' ''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt'' as did several other rock stars of the 1960s. 1960s. In fact, Music/TheBeatles recorded "Birthday" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' after having watched "The Girl Can't Help It" the night before on TV and being in a RockAndRoll nostalgic mood. ** JohnWaters Creator/JohnWaters has also acknowledged Tashlin's influence on his films, expressed [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3vyvEPgOw here]], where he gushes over "The Girl Can't Help It." ** Don't forget that his His cartoon work has just as many fans, with many accolades from historians, directors and animators alike, including JohnKricfalusi, JoeDante Creator/JohnKricfalusi, Creator/JoeDante and EricGoldberg.Creator/EricGoldberg.

* GenreBusting : His feature films were radical and innovative comedies. ''The Girl Can't Help It'' was a pioneer in the rock musical genre, and gave audiences around the world their first glimpses of favorite rock acts of the 50s. * HotterAndSexier: The PrivateSnafu cartoon "Censored", which features a topless woman. The one time CartoonNetwork aired the cartoon, the scenes were cropped to conceal the nudity.
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* GenreBusting : His feature films were radical and innovative comedies. ''The Girl Can't Help It'' ''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt'' was a pioneer in the rock musical genre, and gave audiences around the world their first glimpses of favorite rock acts of the 50s. * HotterAndSexier: The PrivateSnafu WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu cartoon "Censored", which features a topless woman. The one time CartoonNetwork aired the cartoon, the scenes were cropped to conceal the nudity.

* ProductionPosse: Tashlin worked on too many JerryLewis movies to count, both as a solo act and when he was teamed with DeanMartin. He also worked often with BobHope and JayneMansfield, so much so with the latter that she filled the role of his muse. * RecycledPremise: His feature ''Rock-a-Bye Baby'' features a hapless man (Jerry Lewis) in comical situations while babysitting, very much like his Porky Pig short ''Brother Brat''.
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* ProductionPosse: Tashlin worked on too many JerryLewis movies to count, both as a solo act and when he was teamed with DeanMartin. He also worked often with BobHope Creator/BobHope and JayneMansfield, Creator/JayneMansfield, so much so with the latter that she filled the role of his muse. * RecycledPremise: His feature ''Rock-a-Bye Baby'' features a hapless man (Jerry Lewis) (Creator/JerryLewis) in comical situations while babysitting, very much like his Porky Pig short ''Brother Brat''.
30th Apr '15 7:07:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Unruly Hare: One of two BugsBunny shorts he directed.
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* The Unruly Hare: One of two BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shorts he directed.

* Hare Remover: Second of two BugsBunny shorts he directed, but was uncredited.
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* Hare Remover: Second of two BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shorts he directed, but was uncredited.
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