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City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

designer: Bob Kurtz • studio: Kurtz & Friends • comment

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In this sequel to City Slickers, once again, the "cowboy who shows no pain" steals the show in a series of fast-paced and well-timed classic gags and visual jokes.

"Billy Crystal brought us in while they were shooting, so we were way ahead. We literally had six months, which is a lot of time. But that was just making up for the pressure we'd been in with the first City Slickers,” says Bob Kurtz.

The opening titles of the City Slickers sequel mark another successful collaboration between title designer Wayne Fitzgerald and animator Bob Kurtz. Once again, the main character – the "cowboy who shows no pain" (as Bob Kurtz calls him) - features in a series of fast-paced and well-timed classic gags and visual jokes. We also see the return of the bull and the cactus. The ghost represents Mitch Robbins's (Billy Christal's) feelings of guilt, as he believes he has accidentally buried alive his good friend Curly.

Completely in accordance with the rules of cartoon logic, the credits itself are  objects for the characters to interact with, which adds a lot to the liveliness of the animation. This title sequence is truly an animated short in its own right.

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About Bob Kurtz

Bob Kurtz

Bob Kurtz, founder of the Burbank-based animation studio Kurtz & Friends, writes, designs and directs animated short films, title sequences and tv commercials. His first animated main title was Max Dugan Returns (1983). More recently, he completed the main title animations for The Pink Panther (2006) and Are We Done Yet? (2007)

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Title designer
Wayne Fitzgerald
Animation Writer/Designer/Director

Bob Kurtz

Gary Mooney, Pam Cooke, Peggy Yamamoto,Tim Harringer
Color Design
Gyorgyi Peluce
Ink & Paint

Sandy Kumashiro (Supervisor)

Sim Sadler
Production companies (film)
Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Face
Director (film)
Ron Underwood

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