Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Revolving Monkey

A monkey is given a little animation cycle in Organ Grinder’s Swing, a 1937 Fleischer cartoon.

The anti-social Bluto heats a penny, so that when the grinder’s monkey grabs it, he’ll burn himself. That’s what happens.

The monkey then swings itself around Wimpy’s head in five drawings.

I don’t need to tell you how the cartoon ends, do I? Okay, I will. Popeye turns Bluto into a grinding piano (after wrecking a portion of the apartment building they live in.

William Bowsky and Orestes Calpini are the credited animators.


  1. This was the cartoon on Vol. 1 of the Popeye DVD where they got lazy and just used the same production credits as the previous cartoon in the series, "The Painless Window Washer". Dave Tendlar and Bill Strum are the actual credited animators on this cartoon.