Friday, 26 April 2013

Slap Happy Boo

Tex Avery goes on a safari over some familiar ground in “Slap Happy Lion.” A lion can’t escape his tormenter, exploding in a huge take before rushing off on the next futile escape attempt, as Avery sees how many different ways he can do the same routine.

Here are just two of them; I’m only posting a few of the drawings. The lion’s hiding in a tree. The mouse goes “Boo!” The lion’s pupils turn toward the mouse. Take.

And here’s the boo-ing mouse with the lion hiding in a bed.

Bob Bentley, Ray Abrams and Walt Clinton are the credited animators.

1 comment:

  1. Frank Graham is the mouse, with others including Sara Berner. And story of course by Heck Allen.Steve