Monday, 9 May 2016

Stop That Beer

Sign gags find a happy home in Tex Avery cartoons. And there’s a sub-genre, too. Tex and his writers occasionally tossed in traffic sign gags.

Here’s an intersection gag from The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1944). The bartender tosses a beer down the counter. The frames tell the story. I like the teeny music Scott Bradley uses when the little cocktail dashes across the street so it doesn’t get hit.

Ray Abrams, Preston Blair and Ed Love are the animators.

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