Friday, 28 June 2013

All Toes Accounted For

Billy Boy eats everything. Including the leather of the shoe of Farmer Wolf.

Fortunately, Billy didn’t chew off any of the foot. The wolf counts his toes. “2, 4, 6, 8, 10. They’re all there.” And he wiggles them for good measure.

Tex Avery’s crew in this 1954 release were Ray Patterson, Grant Simmons, Mike Lah, Bob Bentley and Walt Clinton, with layouts by Ed Benedict. Avery was gone from the studio for almost a year by the time this cartoon appeared in theatres. Patterson and Simmons opened Grantray-Lawrence that year. Clinton was one of their animators.


  1. Nice added bonus to the gag is the cracking sound heard when the farmer straightens each toe.

  2. Wow, those pictures came from a really gorgeous RAW-as heck EXTREMELY clean and pristine copy, and that's why it came out looking so GREAT on DVD!.

    You're the man, Yowp!.