British Pathe decided to get into the cartoon business with this, the first of a series about a small dog --'tyke' is Yorkshire slang for a dog -- who does nominally funny things. The drawings are good, the animation is all right for the era, and the dog walks around on his hind legs, talks and laughs at his own witticisms to help out the audience.
Here, Jerry sees an advertisement for a cartoon dog and answers it, riding a swaybacked horse to the office, where he is promptly awarded a contract.
The series, although nothing special by modern or even current standards -- it opens with a pen and a bottle of ink drawing Jerry, reminiscent of Fleischer's "Out of the Inkwell" series -- was apparently good enough for Pathe to produce over forty of them. They very occasionally show up at New York's Museum of Modern Art, or, if you wish, you can go to British Pathe's website and take a look at them for yourself.
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