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Alaska is an interesting early Walter Lantz Oswald cartoon with some material from Tex Avery
tavm from Baton Rouge, La.
7 March 2008
I discovered this rare Walter Lantz Oswald cartoon on a blog that was
dedicated to the 100th birthday of Tex Avery whose milestone was
sometime in late February. It concerns the lucky rabbit who was
originally created by Walt Disney (hence his resemblance to Mickey
Mouse since he came before him) looking for gold but soon becomes a gag
fest with a singing waiter who ends his verses with someone "who cannot
leave his mother", a piano player who keeps chugging beer, and Oswald
and his peg-leg buddy (probably Peg-Leg Pete who eventually became
Mickey's nemesis) saying in unison "Pop Goes the Weasel" with the
rabbit getting the better of this buddy after he keeps hitting him.
Alaska was one of the early cartoons Avery had thought up gags for and
they're pretty funny as presented here. Worth a look for any animation
fans of Fred "Tex" Avery.
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