Look out! Cute on the loose! Tuffy and Tubby wreak havoc on vacationing humans in Walt Disney's fluffy live-action comedy Yellowstone Cubs (1963).
This is the original publicity artwork - (click on it to make it huge) - hand-painted by, I think, artist Paul Wenzel. Anybody know for certain?
The painting was auctioned in 2006, and I kept a scan of it for my files. I like it a lot. It's not perfect, but it's got that funky, sixties sweetness that was so well conveyed with paintbrush and gouache.
You don't have to agree with me, though. In fact, Cartoon Brew's Jerry Beck wondered just last week if this very illustration could be the "Worst. Disney Poster. Ever."
As for the movie itself, I recently got the new DVD release and found that it still offers much to enjoy, such as Rex Allen Jr.'s folksy narration and these simplistic, punchy title cards:
On the other hand, here's the current packaging that Disney is using to sell the DVD...
I bet you can guess which art I prefer.