Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Magical Maestro

I don't have regular computer access for awhile so posting will be less often than I'd like. Anyway, enjoy Tex Avery's greatest cartoon of the 1950s. Mike Lah animates the notorious scene of Spike imitating the Ink Spots, which is one of the few times in an MGM cartoon a blackface gag's punchline wasn't that the character looks black. I believe Grant Simmons animates the absolutely hilarious Carmen Miranda animation.

I've been watching this one on 16MM a lot lately - it's one of those films you think the projector is going to blow up from having so much energy run through it. (Seeing it on film is also the only way the hair gag really works.)

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