Wally Walrus (Jack Mather) adopts Woody Woodpecker (Ben Hardaway) as his son in Wacky-Bye Baby. One of the gags has Woody riding Wally on a carpet like a horse. However, a safe being pulled along the carpet. Yes, a safe. Everyone has a huge safe on a carpet runner.
If Shamus Culhane had been directing this, the off-camera impact between Wally and the safe would have resulted in a camera shake with drawings in long and close shot turned every which way. Not Lundy. He relies on a sound effect as the camera rests on a drawing for at least 32 frames.
Wally is turned into a slot machine. Lundy saves a bit on Walter Lantz’s United Artists budget by animating only a cycle of fruit drawings in Wally’s eyes.
Fade to the next scene.
Pat Matthews and Les Kline are among the animators, while Fred Brunish contributes some nice watercoloured backgrounds.