Friday, 10 October 2014

Plasma! Dog Plasma!

Some of Tex Avery’s later cartoons at MGM (“Farm of Tomorrow” was one) included a character who had a quick, low stomping walk cycle. Tex’s first cartoon for Walter Lantz has the same kind of thing, except the character is stationary.

It’s during the famous shout of “Plasma! Dog Plasma!” by the cross-eyed ambulance attendant in “Crazy Mixed Up Pup” (released in 1955). The cycle is four drawings, one frame each. Here’s a version slightly slower than what you’d see watching the cartoon. Don Patterson, Ray Abrams and La Verne Harding are the credited animators in the short.


  1. "Yowp-Yowp" Dodsworth,

    This cross-eyed ambulance attendant looks like Ben Turpin (the cross-eyed comedian).

  2. I saw this 40 years ago and it still makes me laugh!

  3. This scene was animated by La Verne Harding.