Friday, 18 September 2015


Julius the cat realises he has somehow put on Alice’s underwear at the start of Alice’s Tin Pony, a 1925 Disney film.

He shows his embarrassment by morphing from a cat into a donkey.

1920s cartoons are full of morphing scenes. Here, the hombre mouse’s hat becomes a motorcycle.

I guess the cartoon is called “Tin Pony” because it involves a train and a train was called an “Iron Horse.”

There’s a peg-legged villain and perspective animation, something you might not expect to find in a Disney cartoon this early.

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