Monday, 19 January 2015

Cavorting Cannibals

Swaying palm trees turn out to be anything but in the 1930 Walt Disney cartoon “Cannibal Capers.”

The “trunks” of the trees shrink down to real they’re actually legs of some African jungle dwellers.

The background drawing now drops into place.

Synchronisation to music was still novel enough in 1930 to base plot-less cartoons around it. These are a couple of extremes of the Africans engaging in their opening dance. reveals Burt Gillett directed this cartoon.

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