Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Clutch Cargo, Cambria Studios, 1959

Normally, I try to post animation that is good, or at least interesting, or entertaining, or well written.

Clutch Cargo is none of that, and more.

Clutch Cargo stumbled blindly onto the pages of history by virtue of its own cheapness. The makers of the series rarely employed any animation at all - not that they ever claimed to. They used whatever means they could to avoid animation, but the most infamous was a technique invented by cameraman Edwin Gillete known as Synchro-Vox, which superimposed footage of a moving human mouth over a still drawing. The effect was disturbing, but very memorable.

See? It's utter crap, but it's going to haunt your dreams forever.

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