History Creator / FrankTashlin

16th Apr '18 2:02:39 PM RedScharlach
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Francis Fredrick von Taschlein (February 19, 1913 May 5, 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 UsefulNotes/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 Creator/UbIwerks cartoon studio in 1934, only to leave in 1935 for Creator/HalRoachStudios to be a writer on the ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' series, where 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 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 WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoons, which Tashlin later admitted was his least favorite character.

However, he left the studio again, with his crew being handed over to Creator/ChuckJones, while he to work for Creator/{{Disney}} in 1938 to 1940, where he began story work on Walt's proposed MickeyMouse feature, which would later evolve into the Mickey and the Beanstalk segment of ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''.

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Francis Fredrick von Taschlein (February 19, 1913 May 5, 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 UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, having three seperate separate stints at the place.

Initially, Tashlin cut his teeth working for [[Creator/{{Terrytoons}} Paul Terry]] as an animator on the ''Aesops ''Aesop's 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 short-lived comic strip in his spare time called ''Van Boring'', the name being an 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 Creator/UbIwerks cartoon studio in 1934, only to leave in 1935 for Creator/HalRoachStudios to be a writer on the ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' series, where 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 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 live-action-style fast cutting and dynamic camera angles into his cartoons, giving them a cinematic, energetic feeling feel lacking from in Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng's cartoon shorts. Despite this, he wasn't particularly happy due to him being stuck working on WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoons, which who Tashlin later admitted was his least favorite character.

However, he left the studio again, with his crew being handed over to Creator/ChuckJones, while he went to work for Creator/{{Disney}} in 1938 to 1940, where he began story work on Walt's proposed MickeyMouse feature, which would later evolve into the Mickey "Mickey and the Beanstalk Beanstalk" segment of ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''.



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 FemmeFataleSpy character named [[UsefulNotes/MataHari Hata Mari]], whose blond hair and top-heavy hourglass figure would be a reality in the form of 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.

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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 notably had noticeable sexual themes, particularly ''WesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy'' (which had a FemmeFataleSpy character named [[UsefulNotes/MataHari Hata Hatta Mari]], whose blond hair and top-heavy hourglass figure would be a reality in the form of Creator/JayneMansfield) and "Stupid Cupid".recalled real-life sex symbols. 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.
27th Mar '18 7:51:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* Mr. Duck Steps Out: A WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short. He did not direct, but wrote the story.

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* Mr. Duck Steps Out: WesternAnimation/MrDuckStepsOut: A WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short. He did not direct, but wrote the story.
4th Mar '18 2:26:15 AM jamespolk
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* Swooner Crooner: Footage from his cartoon would be recycled for a cartoon sequence of the film "Two Guys From Texas".

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* Swooner Crooner: WesternAnimation/SwoonerCrooner: Footage from his cartoon would be recycled for a cartoon sequence of the film "Two Guys From Texas".
25th Feb '18 8:58:24 PM nombretomado
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* Puss N' Booty: Last black & white WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short. Animator ShamusCulhane is rumored to have done uncredited work for the short.

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* Puss N' Booty: Last black & white WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short. Animator ShamusCulhane Creator/ShamusCulhane is rumored to have done uncredited work for the short.
9th Feb '18 3:19:45 PM gurkle2
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* FanService: His live-action movies are full of this.
** ''Hollywood Or Bust'' features a musical number where Creator/JerryLewis and Creator/DeanMartin drive a car down a country road, and every single person they drive past is a beautiful woman in a skimpy outfit.
26th Jan '18 2:52:57 AM jormis29
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* Artists and Models

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* Artists and Models
Film/ArtistsAndModels
20th Jan '18 12:14:37 PM Prinzenick
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* Porky's Railroad

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* Porky's RailroadWesternAnimation/PorkysRailroad
8th Dec '17 3:48:18 PM dlchen145
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'''Frank Tashlin''' (19131972) 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 UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, having three seperate stints at the place.

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'''Frank Tashlin''' (19131972) Francis Fredrick von Taschlein (February 19, 1913 May 5, 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 UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, having three seperate stints at the place.
2nd Dec '17 12:12:41 AM jormis29
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* The Unruly Hare: One of two WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shorts he directed.

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* The Unruly Hare: WesternAnimation/TheUnrulyHare: One of two WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shorts he directed.
10th Oct '17 3:39:23 AM jormis29
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* WesternAnimation/HaveYouGotAnyCastles?: Second of three "Things come to life in a story" parodies.

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* WesternAnimation/HaveYouGotAnyCastles?: WesternAnimation/HaveYouGotAnyCastles: Second of three "Things come to life in a story" parodies.
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