Disney realism? Yeah, it’s impressive at times. But give me Disney un-realism for some good fun. Like the climax gag in “El Terrible Toreador” (1929) where our hero ends a bullfight by turning the bull inside-out. And you thought only the Fleischers did that kind of thing.
The cartoon was released a little over two weeks after the first Silly Symphony, “The Skeleton Dance.” Part of the cartoon’s action is scored to Bizet’s “Carmen.”