Thursday 14 May 2020

Fishy Piano

Flip the Frog’s quasi-Mozart piano playing inspires a statue holding a goldfish bowl to come to life and toss droplets of water like flower petals.

A hungry fish strolls into the scene.

The statue starts drinking the water. The fish starts sweating. In water!

The fish flies into the cat’s stomach. We get more of the Iwerks studio’s endless irradiating lines. And smoke coming out of the cat. Smoke?

Maybe it’s a smoked salmon. Yuk, yuk, yuk. Hey, that’s funnier than just about anything in this tedious cartoon.

This is The Music Lesson, a 1932 effort from Ub Iwerks.

1 comment:

  1. The smoke might be another comic strip device, I remember seeing a similar effect (after a character finishes a meal) from comics in and around this time.