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.