1. What's the deal with B&W cartoons being in color?
For some odd reason, most TV executives believe that B&W equals boring.
To those who are well seasoned fans of classic animation or live-action films, you
may not be as bored. Live-action in black & white can now be colorized, but in the late
1960's, it just wouldn't work. In the 1920's, Dave and Max Fleicher invented the
rotoscope. The rotoscope is the process of drawing on animation cels over the projected
image from live-action. Ko-Ko in the Ko-Ko shorts (duh) was really an animation from
tracing of Dave Fleicher in a clown suit! Now let's fast forward to the end of the 60's...
black & white is becoming a novelty. Warner Bros. just bought back their B&W Looney Tunes
and NTA has over a hundred Betty Boop shorts. They needed to make some money off of their
old collection of shorts...but they were in black & white!