Everything sings and dances in cartoons of the early 1930s. At least it seems that way.
In the Krazy Kat cartoon “Weenie Roast” (1931), Krazy and his girl-friend are on the beach, la-la-la-ing to “By the Sea.” Their weenie-roasting fire gets into the act. So do the weenies. The fire even jumps rope over the wieners.
There’s a Fleischer-like gag where the fire’s umbrella sprouts an umbrella of its own to protect it from the waves.
Later in the cartoon, we see happy, dancing starfish.
Eventually, cartoon characters had to do more than sing and dance but most studios didn’t seem to know what they should do instead. The Warners, Lantz and Columbia cartoons hit a real lull by the mid-‘30s. It took a few more years for boisterous new characters to show up to put life back into cartoons, though without any dancing wieners.