Thursday, 25 May 2017

Silk Worm?

Sex plays an important role in many Tex Avery cartoons. Here’s an example from The Early Bird Dood It! (1942), the first he put into production at MGM.

A bird (Frank Graham) is chasing a worm (Kent Rogers) but the action is halted by a shapely leg in what appears to be a silk stocking. Naturally, it’s the worm. And, naturally, the bird gets clobbered before it’s on to the next gag.

Irv Spence, Preston Blair, Ray Abrams and Ed Love are the credited animators.


  1. It's The Early Bird Dood It!, Yowp (the title you chosen is from a Harman-Ising joint). And it's from 1942.

  2. Thanks, J.W. From what I was told, this was the first cartoon put into production by Avery when he arrived at MGM; that's why I typed 1941. (I wonder if they released The Blitz Wolf first for propaganda reasons or for Oscar consideration).