Saturday, 7 April 2012

The King and Queen of Sports

Cartoon fans have probably seen Tex Avery’s takes thousands of times, but they’re still funny. Here’s the climax of ‘The Chump Champ’ (1950), where Gorgeous Gorillawitz (Spike) cheats to become King of Sports and win a kiss from the Queen of Sports, who is behind a curtain. The curtain is lifted. Here’s the Queen.

And here’s the reaction.

Mike Lah, Grant Simmons and Walt Clinton are the credited animators. Bill Thompson, Daws Butler and (I think) Don Messick (one line as Droopy) supply voices, along with another man (one line) who I can’t identify.

1 comment:

  1. Grant Simmons does the freak-out pose of the dog at the bottom; but I'm unsure about the screen grab at the top.