Tuesday, 27 September 2016

It's a City Gal!

Time for another Tex Avery reaction.

The hick wolf (Pinto Colvig) gets a look at what a city girl looks like. It takes seven drawings for the wolf’s body to fly apart.

He recovers briefly. These are consecutive frames.

This is just a sampling. In the first take, the wolf clacks his farm boots together. In the second one, his eyes zoom right to the paper, he jumps up and down, then over and back, stomps himself on the head and lets his tongue roll out like a snake onto the floor. Avery always has action quickly mounting on action. That’s why he’s so great.

Grant Simmons, Bobe Cannon, Walt Clinton and Mike Lah are the animators.


  1. It is also interesting to note that "LITTLE RURAL RIDING HOOD" features animation reused from "SWINGSHIFT CINDERELLA". It might be interesting to compare the two as far as wolf take gags are concerned. In "SWINGSHIFT CINDERELLA", the bulk of wild takes seem to take place more toward the beginning, when the wolf first sets eyes upon the title character, snapping at her heels and chasing her from one corner of the house to the other.