Monday, 8 May 2017

Pedestrian of Yesterday

The heartwarming and close relationship between car drivers and pedestrians is explored in Tex Avery’s Car of Tomorrow.

“These new bumpers were billed with pedestrians in mind,” says narrator Gil Warren.

The camera pulls back. “Just let ‘em try to get away,” he adds.

There’s a crash (indicated by different coloured cards flashing on the screen. The shot changes to an overhead view of the car. “This same model has a glass bottom,” he tells us. “When you hit a pedestrian, you can look down and see if it’s a friend of yours.”

Disney vet Roy Williams assisted Rich Hogan with the story on this one. By the time the cartoon was released in September 1951, both were gone from MGM.


  1. One of my all-time favorite Tex Avery M-G-M cartoons! Thanks for posting this!

  2. Wow, I haven't seen this one since the mid 1990's and the original " Cartoon Network ". Before that it was way back on " Superstation Funtime " in the 1980's. A Favorite of mine, also.

  3. The glass-bottom car is the best gag in the whole cartoon!