Friday 27 March 2020

Un Cameo De Skunque

There was a time there weren’t “universes,” a time when it was special when one cartoon character crossed over into another character’s animated short.

Porky’s Pig Feat may be the best one at Warner Bros. because Bugs Bunny unexpectedly shows up at the end as the topper gag. Another one is at the end of Dog Pounded (1954), where Sylvester spends most of the cartoon trying to get past a pack of dogs to Tweety, his breakfast.

In the final routine, he paints a white stripe down his back to look like a skunk and frighten the dogs. It works.

Ah, but the only possible reaction in a Warner Bros. cartoon to a cat with a painted skunk line is the appearance of Pepé Le Pew. Sylvester squirms to get away from his romantic advances. A few random frames.

Carl Stalling plays Friml and Cushing’s “L’Amour Toujours L'Amour” in the background.

The cartoon ends with a wisecrack from Tweety and Pepé making kissing sounds at the fade out.

Manny Perez, Ken Champin, Art Davis and Virgil Ross received animation credits.

1 comment:

  1. Chuck and Friz apparently did some type of 'cameo' swap at that time, since Pepe's appearance here was almost immediately followed on the Warners' release schedule by Tweety's twin cameos towards the end of Jones' "No Barking".