Monday, 5 January 2015

The Endless Rockabye

“Sing it to me again, will ya, Charlie?” asks the tired old dog of the tired old polar bear, who have grown aged atop Rockabye Point. So the bear takes a deep breath, turns his head and sings.

“The Legend of Rockabye Point” was one of four cartoons Tex Avery directed for Walter Lantz. Mike Maltese may have received the story credit, but the idea of the bear trying not to wake the dog throughout the cartoon is pure Avery and reused from his MGM days.

Ray Abrams, La Verne Harding and Don Patterson are the animators. Dal McKennon (without credit) supplies the voices.

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