Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Hiding Bull

Tex Avery made several cartoons where the bad-guy wolf character couldn’t shake Droopy. No matter what he did or where he went, Droopy was always there.

The same thing happens in Señor Droopy (1949), except the difference is a bull is always there.

Avery now builds up to the surprise by holding a drawing for 18 frames. Then...

The bull quickly pops out. Note that the fear take isn’t as outrageous as Avery got in earlier cartoons, like Northwest Hounded Police.

There he is again.

I haven’t bothered checking, but it seems the wolf had more screen time without Droopy than with him.

Grant Simmons, Bobe Cannon, Walt Clinton, Preston Blair and Mike Lah receive the animation credit.

1 comment:

  1. I think it was Tex Avery's biographer Joe Adamson who pointed out that Droopy was almost an incidental star in his own cartoon series.