Thursday, 27 April 2017

More Fun Than a Barrel of Skeletons

Mickey Mouse encounters skeletons galore in The Haunted House (1929). In fact, he plays the organ for them as they dance and use bones to play each other like xylophones.

Then he tries to escape. A doorknob turns into a skeleton.

A door hides a Murphy bed containing husband/wife skeletons. Mickey jumps out the upstairs window. He lands into a barrel where the water turns into skeletons.

Mickey shakes his head looking around so quickly, he practically grows a second head. This is an early version of smear animation, it would appear.

Ub Iwerks is the only credited animator.

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