Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Screwy Swirls

MGM’s ink and paint department triumphs again with brushwork swirls in Screwy Squirrel (1944).

Screwy yells to Meathead that he’ll save him (after being responsible for his drop from a sawed-off tree branch in the first place) but pulls away the net at the last minute.

“Toooo bad. Just missed him.”

Screwy laughs. More brushwork. A kiss, more swirls, and they’re on their way to the next scene.

Ray Abrams, Preston Blair and Ed Love animated this wonderful, gag-packed, fast-flowing cartoon.


  1. I love how Screwy looks as he runs away in the second to last shot.

  2. This is Ray Abrams' animation.