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The Many Faces of Harman and Ising by AngusMcTavish The Many Faces of Harman and Ising by AngusMcTavish
So, what to wear today?

Anyone who's seen cartoons from the early 1930s outside of Disney would be quick to spot characters that seem to resemble a certain mouse.  This was largely due to animators who used to work with Walt seeking places for their own attempted stars.

Two people that had been associated with Disney were Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, and together put together the early Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts in 1927 and '28.  The Harman-Ising team developed their animation style at that point.

But when properties were lost, the two-man team sought a new distributor, and were eventually picked up by Warner Bros. to work on the first Looney Tunes in 1930 (Bosko, top shelf), with the first Merrie Melodies shorts appearing the following year (Foxy and Piggy, bottom shelf).  Many believed that they had copied/stolen the Disney look, but then again, when you don't see every name in the credits, you don't get the whole story.

Info found here:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harman_a…

So what if it was one character trying to figure out where he was going and who he should be at the time?  That's my take on the whole story.

Mickey & Oswald TM Disney.
Bosko, Foxy & Piggy TM WB.
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guitarsword15 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Very interesting!
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AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Thanks!  :D
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Kii-The-PlasmaBird Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
That's pretty cool, the pic!
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AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Glad you like!  I was surprised to read about some of their accomplishments and just HAD to show it off this way.
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