Gene Deitch sure loved those spikey effects, didn’t he? He used them for both impact and pain in his Tom and Jerry cartoons.
Here’s just one of a number of examples from High Steaks (1962). High comedy erupts when Jerry traps Tom’s tail in a barbecue. It sounds like Tom’s saying “no, no, no” over and over again as he tries to extricate his tail but it’s hard to tell because his echoey voice is being drowned out by the muffled music (there’s a fair bit of vocal ambient noise in the cartoon).
Here come the coloured spikes. Deitch has these four on a cycle, while Tom moves around, all on ones.
Mismatched shots. These are consecutive frames.
This was the fourth of the 13 Tom and Jerrys that William Snyder produced for distribution by MGM. Deitch directed this one at his studio in Prague, although there’s also an “animation director” credit.