Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dec 5 - Irv Wyner

Maybe I was a bit naive thinking I could go on on a daily basis and still get comments in time, so every now and then I leave out a day. There's no Dec 4 post, in case you wondered...

While Maurice Noble's background painter Phil DeGuard is relatively well-known for his highly recognizable work in Jones classics like What's Opera Doc (1957), background painter Irv Wyner brought a similar, sometimes even more radical coloring style to Hawley Pratt's stylized layouts. They worked together in the Freleng unit from 1952 until 1957. Much later, Wyner worked for Jones on specials like Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975).

Here are four screenshots from Freleng's Goo Goo Goliath (1954) and eight possible sky colors only four of which are from this cartoon:

Which sky color matches which background?
(example: 1A, 2B, 3C, 4D)






B. Smith said...

1. g
2. e
3. b
4. a

Anonymous said...

This one seems a bit complicated, specially the second and third ones, which already have a balance between complementary colors... But still, I think it's 1B, 2F, 3H and 4E

Anonymous said...

Laurie guesses 1E, 2H, 3H, and 4C.
This is a really good game, and very hard to guess. I hope you post more of these. I just discovered your blog. Thanks-L