Talk:Arthur Davis (animator)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Biography / Actors and Filmmakers (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers (marked as Low-importance).
 
WikiProject Animation / American / People (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Animation, a collaborative effort to build an encyclopedic guide to animation on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, help out with the open tasks, or contribute to the discussion.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Checklist icon
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Director of Quackodile Tears[edit]

We find this opening the final paragraph:

Thirteen years later [after his own unit was shut down], Davis directed a cartoon for Warners again when Freleng was busy with other projects. This cartoon was Quackodile Tears....

It is impossible to interpret this sentence as describing anything but a single, isolated incident, which is far from the truth. In fact not only Freleng's unit but Chuck Jones' as well put out a handful of cartoons without the head man's name on them. Gerry Chiniquy directed Dumb Patrol, Abe Levitow helmed a Pepé Le Pew short, and two of Chuck's animators shared the directorial credit in the last cartoon in the brief "Wolf and Sheepdog" series, to name three I know of off the top of my head; there are definitely others. Yet, no animation source that I know of acknowledges this situation, let alone explains just why it happened (whatever it was, Robert McKimson was apparently immune, as there are no such releases from his unit). In fact, Leonard Maltin's Of Mice and Magic credits most if not all of these shorts to Friz or Chuck themselves, per whichever unit produced them. Even if we can't get any documentation as to just what the situation was, this statement—unsourced, BTW—needs to come out as it is misleading. So I am doing that. --Tbrittreid (talk) 20:25, 6 October 2009 (UTC)