Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Sneaky Car

The Southern Wolf puts his jalopy into sneak gear to catch the title characters in Tex Avery’s “The Three Little Pups.”

The car stretches its body and its wheels like it’s tip-toeing. Here are a few drawings to give you an idea.

Avery and writer Heck Allen pulls the old “hide-behind-tree” gag except phone poles are used this time. And the car hides, too.

Walt Clinton, Mike Lah, Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson and Bob Bentley are the credited animators.


  1. Probably a stretch, but I have to wonder if someone at H-B recalled this bit years later when creating another similarly self-aware flivver, Chug-a-Boom, for The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.

  2. Directed by Tex Avery for MGM in 1952.

  3. Avery dabbled in UPA-ism before this cartoon -- most notably for the flashback parts of "Symphony in Slang". This is the first cartoon where the UPA stylings are in full command (though apparently this cartoon was started before Ed Benedict took over as Tex's layout man and really started to angularize Droopy and the other characters).