Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Tale of Two Mice

Am I the only one who thinks that this Frank Tashlin short is one of the most brilliant cartoons ever made?

"A Tale of Two Kitties" gets all the attention for being another excellent cartoon (and the first appearance of Tweety), but this one is just as funny and has some great animation in its own right. There's lots of examples of Tashlin's "sophisticated exaggeration", like the cat slamming into the wall or his paw.

I absolutely love the staging of the Art Davis (?) scene of the cat flipping [Rat]stello in the air towards the end. A really unique and underrated cartoon from the Golden Age of animation.

A Tale of Two Mice
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