Monday, 19 October 2015

Lousy Tipper

Tex Avery fills maybe a quarter of “Sh-h-h-h-h-h” with sign gags. The premise is the hotel where Mr. Twiddle is staying at is supposed to be quiet, so the communications are in silent signs. I like how the bellboy flips around one sign and it has three messages. No need to ask why it doesn’t have two (one on either side); it’s a Tex Avery cartoon.

Being a silent cartoon during this portion, the drawings say it all.

Ray Abrams, La Verne Harding and Don Patterson animate this, Avery’s last completed theatrical cartoon.

4 comments:

  1. The bellboy is bald in the shots from inside the room but has hair in the shots from the hallway. Somebody was drawing off-model (or else ink-and-paint screwed up).

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  2. La Verne Harding animated this scene.

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  3. The cuckoo clock bird seems to resemble a certain sociopathic woodpecker.

    Always wondered why Tex never directed a "Woody" during his time at Lantz.

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  4. Probably not the same Mr. Twiddle who was zookeeper at the Tiergarten where Wally Gator was resident.

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