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Grim Natwick

Grim Natwick

 1890 - 1990

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                                                    Der Animationsfilmer Myron 
                                            "Grim" Natwick startete  seine künstle-
                                        rische  Laufbahn  nach  einem  Studium an der 
                                    School of the Art Institute of Chicago als Illustrator 
                                  für Deckblätter von Musiknoten. 1920 fand Grim Natwick 
                                 den  Weg  zum  Film und  realisierte  zunächst als Regisseur 
                                Animationsfilme wie  "One Good  Turn Deserves Another" (20), 
                                "The Dummy" (20), "Yes Dear" (20) und "The Chicken Tief" (21).  
                                Ab den 30er Jahren  arbeitete Grim  Natwick als Animator für 
                                 unzählige Filme, wobei  vor allem  seine Arbeiten für das Flei-
                                  scher Studio, das Ub Iwerks Studio, das Walter Lantz Stu-
                                   dio und die Walt Disney Productions auch heute noch  am 
                                      Bekanntesten sind.Seine berühmteste Figur war Betty 
                                            Boop, die er im Auftrag von Max Fleischer als 
                                            Freundin zu  dessen  erfolgreicher  Figur 
                                           "Bimbo" zu Papier brachte. Betty Boop ge-
                                             niesst  auch  heute noch  grosse Popula-
                                                  rität.  Betty  Boop  feierte  ihr 
                                                  Filmdebüt in "Dizzy Dishes" (30). 
                                                      Obwohl Grim  Natwick  die 
                                                         Figur ihr Erscheinungs-
                                                          bild verlieh, beanspruch-
                                                          te  Max  Fleischer  je-
                                                          glichen Ruhm  für  sich 
                                                             selbst, schliesslich 
                                                            wechselte Grim Nat-
                                                          wich zum Ub Iwerks Stu-
                                                        dio  und  1936 zu  den  Walt 
                                                     Disney Productions. Zu Grim Nat-
                                                   wicks  weiteren  frühen  Trickfilmen 
                                                   als Animator gehören "Fire Bugs" (30), 
                                                   "Mysterious  Mose"  (30),  "Bimbo's 
                                                    Initiation” (31),  "Jail  Birds"  (31), 
                                                    "The Office Boy" (32), "Jack and the 
                                             Beanstalk”  (33), "Robin  Hood, jr." (34),  "Cave 
                                               Man" (34), "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" 
                                                       (34), "Sinbad the Sailor" (35), 
                                                        "Mickey's Fire Brigade" (35), 
                                                         "The Three Bears" (35) und 
                                                          "Broken  Toys" (35).  In   
                                                            der zweiten Hälfte der 
                                                             30er Jahre  folgten 
                                                               weitere bekannte 
                                                              Trickfilme, darun-
                                                              ter "Ali Baba" (36), 
                                                            "Snow White and the 
                                                            Seven Dwarfs" (37) - 
                                                            wo er  für Schnee-
                                                             wittchen und den 
                                                              Prinzen verant-
                                                                wortlich war. 
                                                                  und "Gulli-
                                                                  ver's Tra-
                                                                  vels”  (39).  
                                                                  In den 40er 
                                                                  und  50er 
                                                                    Jahren 

                   setzte Grim Natwick seine Laufbahn als Animationszeichner erfolgreich fort und er arbeitete an 
                  den Filmen "Popeye Presents Eugene, the Jeep" (40), "Fantasia" (40) - wo er  für Mickey Mouse 
              verantwortlich war - "Ski for Two" (44), "The Pied Piper of Basin Street" (45), "Bathing Buddies" (46), 
            "The Reckless Driver" (46), "The Bandmaster" (47), "Trouble Indemnity" (50), "Spare the Child" (54) und 
             "Terror Faces Magoo" (59). Zu seinen letzten filmischen Arbeiten gehören die Serie "Felix the Cat" (60), 
           die Serie "The Mighty Hercules" (63), "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical  Adventure" (77) und "The  Princess 
           and the  Cobbler" (93). Grim  Natwicks Cousine Mildred  Natwick wurde  eine bekannte Schauspielerin,  sein 
             Bruder Frank Natwick nahm als Athlet an den Olympischen Sommerspielen 1908 teil. 1990 vertarb Grim 
                                                    Natwick im Alter von 100 Jahren. 
  
                                                     Das abgebildete Autogramm hat 
                                                            Grim Natwick kurz 
                                                             vor seinem Tod 
                                                                 signiert.

Animationszeichner:
Wise Flies (30) Swing You Sinners! (30) Mariutch (30) Accordion Joe (30) Please Go Way and Let Me Sleep (31) Teacher's Pest (31) Tree Saps (31)  The New Car (31) Africa Squeaks (31) The Milkman (32) Room Runners (32) Stormy Seas (32) The Goal Rush (32) Phoney Express (32) The Music Lesson (32) Soda Squirt (33) Insultin' the Sultan (34) Reducing Creme (34)  Jungle Jitters (34) Viva Willie (34) The King's Tailor (34) Old Mother Hubbard (35) The Cookie Carnival (35) Summertime (35) Simple Simon (35) Mickey's Plo Team (36) Dick Whittington's Cat (36) Alpine Climbers (36) Little BoyBlue (36) Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (38) The Fulla Bluff Man (40) Take Heed Mr. Tojo (43) Abou Ben Boogie (44) Enemy Bacteria (45) Chew-Chew Baby (45) The Dippy Diplomat (45) Who's Cookin Who? (46) Fair Weather Fiends (46) The Wacky Weed (46) Smoked Hams (47) The Coo Coo Bird (47) Well Oiled (47) Solid Ivory (47) The Popcorn Story (50) Bungled Bungalow (50) Rooty Toot Toot (51) Georgie and the Dragon (51)
 
Regie:
Knock on the Window, the Door Is a Jamb (20) The Rotisserie Brothers (20) Hypnotic Hooch (20) Popeye Presents Eugene, the Jeep (40)
 


 
 
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