Thursday, 2 May 2013

Hot Dog

Cartoon studios of the late ‘20s and early ‘30s seemed to love hot dogs that were alive. Mickey Mouse coped with some in 1929’s “The Karnival Kid,” among others. Felix the Cat dealt with some in “April Maze” the following year. And Oswald the Rabbit has one in a scene in “Sky Scrappers” (1928), a silent made by Walt Disney.

The weiner comes alive and bathes its butt in mustard. The gag was re-used by Hugh Harman in “Ups 'N Downs,” a 1931 Bosko cartoon.

Then it curls the top of the bun on top of it and Oswald eats it. The fact it was living mere moments earlier doesn’t faze him.

No animators are credited.


  1. This sequence is a reprise of the same gag from an earlier Oswald, ALL WET. This was animated by Rollin Hamilton, FWIW.

  2. Thanks, Devon. I knew there was one somewhere but overlooked that cartoon.