Tex Avery’s unit was let go in March 1953 before the completion of “Cellbound” (released in 1955). Mike Lah took over direction with animators from the Hanna-Barbera unit—Ken Muse, Irv Spence and Ed Barge.
Here’s a typical Avery reaction when an escaped jailbird releases he’s been transported back into the prison he has just escaped, and has been parked in the Warden’s office.
And the consecutive drawings of the prisoner recoils in fright. As he shakes, there’s a snake rattle sound effect on the track.
This was Avery’s last cartoon for MGM. Paul Frees provides the voices and Ed Benedict designed the characters.