Bonus Content! Josie & The Pussycats In Outer Space… Model Sheets

Next Week: We’re digging into a thought-provoking article sent my way by jyamasaki (follow him on Twitter–he’s awesome).

Today: We’re opening the Secret Vault at Cummings Worldwide HQ to reveal NEVER BEFORE SEEN* model sheets from one of my favorite childhood shows–“Josie & The Pussycats In Outer Space”.

Before we go on, here’s what you need to know:

  1. In animation, “model sheets” are used to standardize the look and gestures of a character so all the artists on the show are singing from the same choir book.
  2. Josie & The Pussycats are a teen rock band who get lost in outer space thanks to their bumbling manager Alexandra.
  3. I like Josie & The Pussycats. A lot. The CrankyPM does not. To each their own. As Josie would say, “Neat, sweet, a groovy song / You’re invited, come along!”

FYI – You can click through on any of these images to get the high resolution version off my Flickr.


Check out the opening theme song to the Pussycats’ adventures in outer space:

* Obviously, the people who created these model sheets and used them on the show have seen them before. So, I’m more talking about how you’ve never seen them before. And given the many, many hours I scoured the Internet for these, and the palms I had to grease, I’m guessing very few people have ever seen them outside of the animation studio. Allons-y!

5 thoughts on “Bonus Content! Josie & The Pussycats In Outer Space… Model Sheets

  1. Thank for the link. That’s some great stuff. These model sheets are much more expressive that what wound up on the screen, unfortunately. Do you know who drew them (except for the spaceship one)?

  2. @ DB: No kidding!

    @ Shadz: The only attribution on them is “Hanna-Barbera Productions” so it’s not clear who drew them. I’m guessing Iwao Takamoto, but that’s just a guess.

  3. I’ve seen model sheets for other toons over the yrs of being online… Josie’s are a welcome addition. Do you have more from other shows?

    Thank-you for sharing with us,


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