THE WILDMAN OF WILDSVILLE
ABOUT THE IMAGE: The Wildman of Wildsville is encountered upon after Beany, Cecil and Uncle Captain (the Leakin’ Lena’s captain), land on No Bikini Atoll to find the elusive Wildman of Wildsville. Once he is found, what our trio soon recognizes is the Wildman is a beatnik who practices his art in the realm of the surreal. Decidedly, for a character who appeared in only one episode of Beany and Cecil, the Wildman is one of the most fondly remembered of the series
In 1962, legendary animation director, Bob Clampett created “Beany and Cecil,” an animated series modeled after the successful puppet show, “Time For Beany.” The series, like the puppet show, featured Beany, Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, and a plethora of other characters, who today remain as quirky as they are original, as their adventures embark them on surreal parodies of contemporary events and places.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Bob Clampett was an American animator, director, producer and puppeteer known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Brothers. Clampett was promoted to a directorial position in 1937 and during his fifteen years at the studio, directed 84 cartoons later deemed classic and designed some of the studio's most famous characters, including Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Tweety.