The goal of this blog is to help people identify the many wonderful (and then not so wonderful) animators from the Golden Age of cartoons. Check back every day for more fun!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Tom & Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl
I normally wouldn't post such a lackluster short ("missed chance" perfectly describes this one) to analyze, but I thought folks would like seeing the original titles. I bought a 16mm print of "Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl" last summer, and it was great getting it with the original opening.
Ray Patterson is the star animator of this cartoon, handling most of the establishing shots and the ending. The scene towards the end, with Tom having one of the orchestra members flatten Jerry with the cymbals, is possibly Ed Barge's funniest scene ever.