Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Hipster in Shock

Hipster John races to see Mary and is shocked to find she’s obese with piles of kids and diapers in “Symphony in Slang.” Here are the first five drawings of his reaction, on five consecutive frames. No Wolfie eye pops in this Tex Avery cartoon.

Variety’s lone note about the cartoon is on August 5, 1949:
John Brown, radio "trick voice" man, will present three different characters in the new MGM Technicolor cartoon, "Symphony in Slang."
It was released June 16, 1951.

Mike Lah, Walt Clinton and Grant Simmons are the animators in this cartoon.


  1. Imagine the praise that would have come from contemporary critics if this cartoon had arrived in theaters with a UPA label attached....