I first saw “Magical Maestro” in a theatre. It’s even better there than on TV or a computer screen because of visual perspective is different.
A great example of that is the scene where Spike begins a Hawaiian war dance and is suddenly joined by the magician’s two rabbits. The rabbits enter the cartoon from the sides of the frame. On a big screen, it looks like they’re coming out of nowhere. It’s a real surprise, which makes it even funnier. The audience I was with—at least those who weren’t gabbing to themselves in the seats behind me—roared with laughter.
It takes the rabbits a quarter of a second (six frames) to jump in and dance. Here are the drawings.
Mike Lah, Grant Simmons and Walt Clinton are the animators in one of my favourite Tex Avery cartoons.