I just landed a sweet gig and I feel like celebrating with some cartoon goodness.
I love the look of black-and-white films made in the 60s, titles like Night of the Living Dead, Carnival of Souls, and The Flesh Eaters. While most films of the era were still adjusting to colour, those photographed in black-and-white were able to take full advantage of decades of innovation.
That’s the first thing to really hit me in Mickey’s Service Station, the second to last Disney short made in black-and-white. It’s all the finesse of animation from the dawn of the colour era combined with the pinnacle of commercial black-and-white gradation. It’s like it’s from another world.