Monday, 12 December 2016

Green Likes Red

Simon Legree makes off with the cash register and is about to leave Uncle Tom’s Cabaña....



....when little Eva appears on stage. It’s Red from all those other Tex Avery cartoons. You generally know what’s going to happen next.



Legree gets excited—and so is the cash register. It pushes out and in, up and down and finally out, spilling all its green.



Preston Blair, Bob Bentley, Ray Abrams and Walt Clinton are the credited animators. MGM was already advertising this cartoon in March 1945. It opened June 24, 1947 with Fiesta at the Egyptian, Wilshire and Los Angeles downtown theatres. It went into full release on July 17th. Its current owners don’t want you to ever see it again.

4 comments:

  1. One gag I'm absolutely amazed got by the censors.

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    1. Another one is the "vitamin fortified" cannon in "Blitz Wolf".

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    1. Heh. No one's going to top that witticism, TC. Well done.

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