Saturday, March 01, 2008

Oswald: Hurdy Gurdy, A Lesson On Bathing

Here's some pure cartoon fun.
Hurdy Gurdy, 1929 (Walter Lantz Productions)


Makes me feel clean all over to see a cartoon doing what makes cartoons unique.

How about you?


WHAT IS A CARTOON ANYWAY?








20 comments:

zoe said...

You just like butts.

Corey said...

is this a 12x beat?

Mitch L said...

HAHA it's great. It's so cool when you see that he turns in his bathtub.

I like these cartoons. I recently saw "swing you sinners". I like this over the top crazy things that happens!

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Vincent Waller said...

What the hell was that sneaky little rabbit up to?
Saturday is bath time.

Roberto said...

Are butts not one of the funniest pieces of anatomy? Whoever animated that probably thought so.

lastangelman said...

Interesting choice of music, By The Beautiful Sea from the 1914 musical, For Me And My Gal.
All these cartoons from 1929 up to the mid 1960's featured great popular music - real popular music, stuff that mom and dad and the kids knew. Today, studios are unwilling to budget money for music licensing to allow the musical director for a cartoon to use snippets here and there of popular tunes to enhance the score, create a connection with the audience, etc., and a lot of scores seem to have become nothing more than a collection of cues, or unimaginative bits and pieces that might as well not be there.

patchwork said...

pure fun!

Timefishblue said...

It's weird to see ^__^ eyes in something so old
Also this looks really really good! Amazing butt action

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Sarcastro said...

I submit this Japanese piece as meeting all five criteria to one degree or another:

Ohhhhh... MANGO!

Bob said...

this is a very bizarre yet fun animation. I do feel a little perverted after witnessing that, probably because of the animators way of drawing all the rolls on the hippo and the way it slithered through the bath tub. The hippos butt was a nice climax as well.

Larry Levine said...

I never knew personal hygiene could be so much fun until I watched the hippo bathing.

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ZSL said...

I'd give anything to see that real live hippo try to cram its body into that tiny tub.

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

I love the somersault he does in the bathtub. It's completely impossible, fun, AND believable, all in one fowl swoop!

- trevor.

ps: What luck to find that picture of the hippo at the bottom, eh?

patchwork said...

I need to start learning how to do that

Kali Fontecchio said...

This whole cartoon is a trip- But I captured the hippo part because of the nice physics hahahha.

Tony said...

Wow that's cool!