Wednesday, November 18, 2009
MEMORIAL OF THE DAY! 11-18-09
On this day in 1994, Cab Calloway passed away at the age of 86.
Here is a great old Fleischer Brothers animation of their character Koko the Clown singing to Calloway's "St. James Infirmary" to the deceased Betty Boop. Check out this amazing surreal interpretation... added to by their use of the Fleischer's own invention... the Rotoscope which is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame. So good.