Tag: Tex Avery

Pigs in a Parody.

In the spring of 1933, Walt Disney released what unexpectedly became one of his studio's biggest hits, Three Little Pigs. The short cartoon, and the original song it contained, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, became smash hits. The story of these pigs literally keeping the wolf away from their door and their defiant song connected with … Continue reading Pigs in a Parody.

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“Mechanical Man” (1932)

Day 15: Today we have more mad scientist mayhem, this time from the Walter Lantz studio. In "Mechanical Man", originally released on February 15, 1932, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit must rescue his girlfriend from an evil scientist and a killer robot (who live in a haunted house for good measure). This was also another cartoon … Continue reading “Mechanical Man” (1932)

“A Wet Knight” (1932)

Day 13: Today we have a great cartoon from the Walter Lantz studio (future makers of Woody Woodpecker) starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, along with lot of complex animation history. Oswald has a strange biography, he was created by Walt DIsney and Ub Iwerks in 1927 while working for cartoon producer Charles Mintz. However, Mintz, … Continue reading “A Wet Knight” (1932)