Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Wolf Blows Up Real Fast

Ex Disney writers Dick Kinney and Milt Schaffer keep up a steady stream of gags in Red Riding Hoodlum, a 1957 cartoon starring Knothead and Splinter.

In one scene, the wolf pushes a dynamite plunger, only to blow himself up. He’s the bad guy, you know. Badness has to be punished.

The second drawing above takes up one frame. It would have been nice if there could have been a series of funny drawings so a take would register better with the audience.

Les Kline and Bob Bentley are the only credited animators. June Foray, Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford and the original voice of Smokey Bear are heard on the cartoon (the last two uncredited). To be honest, the 1950s Smokey PSAs looked better than this.

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