Today’s secret woid is “bone.” So what do I think of? Cartoons! Specifically, cartoons with skeletons in them!
Specifically the cartoons of Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney‘s friend and the inventor of Mickey Mouse. He was responsible for some classic cartoons back in his day, when cartoons were, as I’ve said, done for adult entertainment. He did some pretty spooky cartoons involving skeletons, such as 1929’s The Haunted House, starring Mickey Mouse.
Another ‘toon from 1929 was the “Silly Symphony” classic, The Skeleton Dance.
Ub and Walt had a falling out, and Ub left and started his own studio in 1930. In 1931, he did Spooks, which featured another of his creations, Flip The Frog. You’ll note it’s very much like The Haunted House, proving it’s OK to plagiarize, as long as you’re stealing from yourself.
In 1937, he “borrowed” many of his ideas from The Skeleton Dance and created Skeleton Frolic, this one in living color. (Well, maybe not living…)
Hope you’ve enjoyed these. Have a good weekend.
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