Thursday, 8 December 2016

Ringing Snake

Willie Whopper’s girl-friend is being eyed by a lecherous dinosaur in the The Cave Man. She gets on the phone to our hero.

Better make that our lazy hero. Willie would rather rest than answer the phone. The broken lines coming from the inside of his cave indicate the ringing of the phone, even though they’re not needed. You can hear the phone.

Actually, the ringing is coming from a snake’s rattle. The snake’s pretty expressive. It indicates worry, surprise and determination.

Finally, the mouthpiece leaps down to the floor and yells for help in Mary’s voice.

A split screen effect in a cartoon. In 1934. Was Frank Tashlin at Iwerks by this point?

Grim Natwick and Berny Wolf are the credited animators.

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