Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Egyptian Melodies and Butts

What’s with Walt Disney and his butt violation jokes, anyway? I swear every single early Disney cartoon has someone getting shot, stabbed or whacked in the rear end, or characters shoving their tushes together (in 1931’s “Busy Beavers,” the title characters clunk their tales together).

Here are some examples from “Egyptian Melodies” (1931).

Despite this, the real point of the cartoon seems to have been an exercise in perspective (especially from about 1:14 to 2:00) and montage (toward the end). As you might expect, there’s no plot. Just a lot of dancing and butt piercing. Oh, and a hand-on-hip fey character.

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