Reminds me of the takes in Casper cartoons.
And it helps that he basically copied the Avery cat!
Smith's work 1953-56 wasn't something legends are made of, but it was for the most part entertaining. The bottom drops out after that though (and about the time Lantz start working on Woody's TV show. Not sure if there's any correlation there, but the final 15 years of Smith's cartoons was a slog for viewers).
I'd say that's Ray Abrams' work.