Cleanup and Additional Animation:
James P. Johnson
Spike Jones and his City Slickers
Robert Parker Jazz
"DOIN' THE UPTOWN LOWDOWN"
Joe Venuti and his Blue Six
John RT Davies
In prohibition era 1920s, hot jazz music overcomes a young woman named Lulu after she stumbles upon a flask. Her night on the town is cut short when the long arm of the law intervenes.
The swinging jazz of Joe Venuti and the wild music of Spike Jones accompany the visuals, inspired by early 20th century animation.
I graduated [at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design] in December 2008, having completed a black and white version of the cartoon.
I was employed at MAKE, a design studio in Minneapolis that specializes in motion graphics and animation.
There, with the help of fellow MCAD graduates Andrew Chesworth, Aaron Quist, and Joe Kim, we colored and finished the cartoon.
It premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest in June and won 2nd Place in the Animation category.
(Source: Cartoon Brew)