Monday, 16 July 2018

The Wheels on the Cat Go Round and Round

Tom escapes from a rival cat in Springtime For Thomas (1946). Their feet turn into wheels. You’d see the same kind of thing in Hanna-Barbera cartoons 12 years later.

The credits say Mike Lah, Ken Muse and Ed Barge are the animators, but I suspect there are others here, too.


  1. This is all undoubtedly Irv Spence, Yowp.

    1. Both Spence and Ray Patterson animate in this cartoon, albeit uncredited. Mike Lah doesn't animate any footage in this short, hence why cartoon credits of that era can be very misleading.

  2. Why, the entire Road Runner series owes its existence to this particular mode of bipedal velocity.