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Towne Hall Follies is a Walter Lantz Oswald cartoon with some hilarious touches from animator Tex Avery

6/10
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.
9 March 2008

I found this rare Walter Lantz Oswald cartoon with some animation by Tex Avery on David Germain's animation blog on his tribute to Avery's 100th birthday. It's basically a stage slide show/vaudeville revue that features a female singer who gets chased by the villain before the Lucky Rabbit saves her and gets her love. A couple of gags that may have been created by Avery include: Oswald asking a lady to take off her hat as it's blocking his view but getting even more blocked when her hair suddenly grows into a giant afro! Also, as the trapeze artist spins around on his swing, so too do the audiences' heads from top to bottom! That's all the inventive stuff I saw in this cartoon, still Towne Hall Follies is worth a look for any Avery fans out there.

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Tex Avery's first known film is quite surreally funny.

Author: runamokprods from US
25 July 2011

Tex Avery's first known film (credited as lead animator, but some think he may have directed too).

Funny send up of a night at a vaudeville show, full of Avery's trademark surreal images.

Best bits – man asks woman to remover her hat so he can see, only to be lost behind her giant afro, an acrobat goes through the wall of the theater leaving a very Magritte like silhouette, a seemingly skinny performer has her corset burst, and balloons to huge proportions. A steam shovel comes out on stage to remove her and collapses in exhaustion.

The was available to see on YouTube.

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