Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dog of the Geek: Paddlefoot!

paddlefoot01Breed: Dachshund

Original Appearances: Clutch Cargo syndicated cartoons, starting March 9, 1959.

Other Appearances: Unknown

Biography: Paddlefoot was the pet dachshund of Clutch Cargo's young ward, spinner. Clutch himself was a writer and pilot who was sent around the world on dangerous assignments.

Powers: None

Group Affiliation: None

Miscellaneous: Clutch Cargo is most remembered today for the “Synchro-Vox” technique in which real human mouths were superimposed on the faces of the characters to keep animation costs down. Paddlefoot's scratching and comical movements were apparently one of the largest animation costs involved in the show! Space Angel and Captain Fathom also used the technique.

2 comments:

  1. I haven't seen much of Clutch Cargo (probebly more shown in the US then the UK) but from the few episodes i have seen... Paddlefoots movements were pretty much 2 frames, which too much of a pause between them (if they speed up the two frames and looped them a bit much within the same space, it would improve them alot) so i can't quite see his movements and scratching being a major money drain..

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  2. I was just going by what my research indicated!

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