Sunday, May 27, 2007

Oswald: Snow Use, The Beat Your Girlfriend Dance

Oswald Knows what women really want.

Snow Use, 1929 (Walter Lantz Productions)

Beat her, and she'll come back for more.


gabriel said...

juajuajua, Oswald: the flag of the woman rights

Kali Fontecchio said...

After watching all those early Oswalds, I've decided that they have some of the best animated kisses I've ever seen!!

Anonymous said...

yup. women want the caveman type even if they say they don't. Oswald knows that a good swat on the butt keeps 'em comin' back.

Chloe Cumming said...

Me like sadistic cute primitive bunnycat kinkitude.

Okapi Figment William said...

I would like to watch more Oswald Rabbit cartoons.

Peggy said...

totally unrelated:

Is it just me, or are some of the mouse scenes in this episode of Beany & Cecil TOTALLY CHUCK JONES DRAWINGS?

It's just WRONG!

viki said...

Speaking of ass smacking, thanks for visiting Chicago!

You can come back and safety pin our underpants any time. :)

NateBear said...

That was stupendously funny. I dunno why anyone would want to animate anything else. That kitty is pretty darn cute too. If i were an inkblot of bunny....

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Hilarious! These Nolan cartoons MUST be released so the the public can see them!

Nate said...

Hi John:
Thanks for showing all the great animation over the weekend in Chicago. It was a blast. I loved the animatic for Life Sucks. Beautiful!

We talked briefly on Friday night. I told you I was trying to get a portfolio together so I could move to LA and pursue work as a cartoonist. You said I should drop you a comment with a link to some of my stuff, so here it is:

I'm sure you get this request all the time but I would really appreciate some constructive criticism. You can be brutal.

I am trying to nail down some basic drawing skills so most of the stuff I post isn't cartoony per se.

If you want to drop me a line my email address is

By the way, you don't have to post this for everybody to see.

Thanks again, man! Your blog is a constant inspiration.


PS thanks for the awesome caricature

Hammerson said...

>>Hilarious! These Nolan cartoons MUST be released so the the public can see them! <<

Absolutely! These early Oswalds have been buried and out of circulation for decades. I've seen dozen of them (including "Snow Use"), and they're amazing. Bill Nolan was possibly the most radical and extreme rubber-hose animator who ever lived.

Anonymous said...

That was very considerate of Oswald pinning Ortensia's underwear to her dress with a huge safety pin to prevent them from falling.

That was very unusual way of dancing Oswald did with Ortensia by smacking her in the ass to the wall twice. But that doesn't bother Ortensia at all because she loves Oswald. Also there's baseball music in the background after the second time Oswald threw Ortensia to the wall that created a big hole on the wall like they're in a baseball. Oswald's the batter and Ortensia's the ball.

Funny cartoon. I like Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. More than Mickey Mouse.