Friday, 10 August 2012

Fish Fry Surprise

Lots of rubbery and over-the-top animation can be found in “Fish Fry,” a 1944 Walter Lantz cartoon directed by Shamus Culhane.

Lionel Stander plays a scrawny cat out to eat Andy Panda’s goldfish as Andy takes his new pet home. The cat thinks he’s lapped up the fish while glugging down the water in Andy’s fish bowl.

Here’s the take after the cat pokes his tongue pokes around, feels no fish, then sees the fish still in the bowl. The animation is on twos.

Animation credits on screen are given to La Verne Harding and Emery Hawkins.


  1. Man, I LOVE Emery Hawkins' animation...

  2. A similar take (also by Hawkins) can be spotted in "Woody Dines Out" when Woody first encounters the taxidermist, who is wearing a lion's head.