It would seem logical to escape from a mental hospital, you would saw the bars off your cell door. Or you would climb over a gate at the outside wall. That’s what Screwy Squirrel does in Happy-Go-Nutty (1944). Except he doesn’t need to. The door and gate are both open. But one must follow the routine for the sake of following a routine, mustn’t one? That can be a definition of insanity, can’t it? No one wonder Screwy was locked away.
Some dry brush strokes help Screwy in his getaway.
Ray Abrams, Ed Love and Preston Blair are the animators in this one.