Tuesday 22 December 2020

Percy Claus

Percy the cat is skipping along, courtesy of Carlo Vinci, in Cat Happy, a 1950 Terrytoon. He’s carrying a cake. Cut to a close-up of a banana peel. Yeah, he slips, the cake lands on him—and it turns him into Santa Claus, as Phil Scheib plays “Jingle Bells” in the background.

Animator/director Milton Knight points out Santa is by Reuben Timmins.

The cartoon, by the way, may feature Jim Tyer’s wildest animation ever as Percy gets high on catnip.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, second time within a week we get a dessert-topping-as-Santa-facade gag around here. The first was the clip from Lucky Ducky (1948) on the Grant Simmons reel this past Saturday.