Monday 4 July 2016

Coping With the Storm

Gags within gags in a sequence of Doggone Tired, a 1949 Tex Avery cartoon about a rabbit trying to keep a hunting dog awake so he’ll be too tired to hunt rabbits.

In one portion of the cartoon, the wily rabbit creates a phoney and noisy storm.

Cotton in the ears doesn’t drown out the noise.

Neither do toilet plungers.

But a pillow works.

The rabbit has to do something.

So he swipes the pillow. That works. Avery provides us with a cycle of takes to end the scene.

Bobe Cannon, Mike Lah, Grant Simmons and Walt Clinton are the animators. Character designs by Louis Schmitt.

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