Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bud Luckey turns 75!

I just learned on Cartoon Brew that it's Bud Luckey's birthday. Birthdays are cool, and I hope that he has a great one. But what I learned via that post was that Bud Luckey animated and co-wrote the Donny Budd shorts for Sesame Street! These were some of my favorites as a kid and I had pretty much completely forgotten about them. And it all makes sense now. I really enjoyed Pixar's "Boundin" but I could never put a finger on why it felt so familiar to me. But now I know! There is a certain youthfulness and energy in Boundin' that brings me back to some of my favorite shorts from Sesame Street.

Well... here are some of Donny Budd shorts. The drawings are so great in these cartoons. They blow my fan art out of the water.

Happy Birthday Bud! and thanks,


Mick said...

something very warm and homely about them cartoons. Great for kids. just plain lovelly

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

were we not, just yesterday, talking about the quality and lasting impact of Sesame Street? Huh?! Crazy. this is a crossraod Phil. A crossroad I tells yuh!

Kevin Barber said...

I got the same "of couse" moment you described. I too LOOOOOVED the charm of Boundin as well as the Sesame Street bits. Makes perfect sense that he did those. Such charm.

Munchanka said...

I didn't know Bud worked on Sesame Street, this here blog's educational!

Mukpuddy said...

Awesome dude! I loved these bits on Sesame Street as a kid too!!