Monday, 12 October 2015

How One Equals Four

Tex Avery doesn’t waste any time going from one gag to the next in Jerky Turkey. There’s a scene where the turkey tries to escape the pilgrim hunter by jumping into a hollow log. It lasts eight seconds, long enough for Tex to do one of those split-apart-into-multiple-character gags of his.



The quarter note that accompanies the separated pilgrim whistling for the others may seem redundant but it adds nicely to the visuals.

Ray Abrams, Preston Blair and Ed Love are the animators. And, no, Bill Thompson and Daws Butler were nowhere near California when the voice track for this cartoon was recorded at MGM.

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