The Wolf rides into town, terrorises it, kidnaps the girl, and is chased by the outraged townspeople, accompanied by Droopy, who despite introducing himself as "the hero" at the end, in ... See full summary »
This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »
Screwy Squirrel and Meathead are chasing when they stop in front of an end title card on a black background, with the words "The End" in green. They realize that it is the end of the picture. They say goodbye to each other and Screwy says "Hey! Before you leave, just what was the idea chasing me over the picture?". Meathead says "Because you're crazy. You take your appointment. But your ace. I'm crazy." Then Meathead begins to "screw" himself and runs from the cartoon breaking the title card. Then the screen zooms in to Screwy, who says "You know, I like this ending. It's silly". Then the cartoon ends and the typical "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Cartoon" card appears. See more »
The Screwball Squirrel cartoons are vintage Tex Avery revved up by a factor of ten. As opposed to Droopy, Avery's best known creation (he was one of several to create Bugs Bunny) Screwy is NOT quiet or calm in any way. Tex Avery stretched the envelope in most cartoons, but with these he tried his best to break it wide open, which I suspect is why he only made five shorts with him. This one is excellent and is full of Avery touches. Well worth watching. Recommended.
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