Tuesday 4 June 2019

The Bad Guys Do a Stretch

Tom Morrison basically rips off Tex Avery’s Droopy in Pride of the Yard (1954) where Percival Sleuthhound is everywhere no matter where two escaped cons go.

One thing Avery didn’t have was an animator who drew characters with spaghetti-like limbs and a take where heads shrink and malform.

Jim Tyer never got credit on any of Terrytoons for years. Nor did Carlo Vinci, Larry Silverman or any other animator.

Yes, this cartoon includes the beloved Terry Splash.

1 comment:

  1. The cartoon came out right at the time the first CinemaScope efforts were being done -- this wasn't one of them, but the studio took the opportunity at the same time to try to stylize their characters just a tiny bit more than the same designs they had been using since about 1937, which is sort of the case with the white dog here. It did not go well, and the studio had to wait until Gene Deitch arrived to really figure out how to deal with the trend towards UPA-ization of the shorts.