Monday 7 October 2019

Dancing on Alligators

An attractively drawn version of Tom and Jerry dance to a song I haven’t been able to identify dance on the African ground in Jungle Jam (1931).

Wait! The ground has grown eyes.

Yes, they’re alligators. Tom, as he’s apt to do in Van Beuren cartoons, gets all a-scared in a cycle of six drawings. Look at Tom’s hands in the first drawing. They’re little circles on a bigger circle.

There’s a lot of dancing and a lot of cannibals in this and some of the odd humour you’d normally expect in a Van Beuren cartoon.

John Foster and George Rufle handle the direction.

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