Monday, 12 June 2017

Rube Goldberg in Space

I've never been much on John Dunn's writing or Chuck Jones' Tom and Jerry cartoons, but I kind of like a Rube Goldberg-inspired gag in "O-Solar-Meow" (1966).

It takes place on a space station. Jerry, in some kind of mechanical mouse-mobile, drives over a fuse which sets off a rocket and, well, you can see the rest. The girl cat calendar is pure Jones. The face on the punching bag that feels the pain is a nice touch, too.

Ken Harris, Ben Washam, Tom Ray, Don Towsley and Dick Thompson animated this with Abe Levitow directing.


  1. Very cute, but even then we had seen this sort of thing so many times before.

  2. I am a fan of these cartoons. Yes, they are gentle, but they look very good and put a smile on my face.