Friday, 9 October 2020

Head-Turning Mouse

The difference between Disney and Terrytoons?

Paul Terry didn’t worry about the “illusion of life.” Here’s a good example from Three’s a Crowd, a 1950 Terrytoons short.

Little Roquefort is singing about his lady-love and turns his head. But the eyes and mouth move from one side to the mouth first, then the nose. No anatomy could possibly move like this.

Percy the cat gets burned a couple of times and feminized to end the cartoon.


  1. Sad. It takes the same amount of time to draw it right as it does to do it wrong.

  2. I recall a couple of early Simpsons episodes where Bart turned his head and his eyes moved before his mouth did in a similar fashion.

  3. Hans Christian Brando13 October 2020 at 18:10

    At least it's a unique head turn. Head turning is the second thing you learn in animation class (the first is door opening).