Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Animation Appreciation: Plane Crazy.

   While reading up on miss Clarabelle Cow, I had the pleasure of watching Plane Crazy in it's entirity via Youtube.  Though I really love and appreciate the original Disney cartoons of the late 20's and 30's I rarely find time to watch them.  Every once in a while I find pure aesthetic bliss in a gag...and this is one of them:

   This is great for a few reasons.  First of all, the turkeys tail just snaps right off.  Secondly, I'm pretty sure that turkeys aren't the best at flying.   It would make more sense to use a condor tail or something.  They are in California after all.

   And just for good measure...the original 1928 cartoon.  For the few of you that don't know this is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon.  It also features Minnie Mouse and an early version of Clarabelle Cow, while most of the others didn't show up for a few years. Another great gag features Mickey ruffling his hair to look more like Charles Lindbergh.  This is really swell.

Take six minutes out of your day for this.

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  1. I think this cartoon is so funny because it just shows you how different Mickey was in the beginning. No one would ever think he'd be the kind of guy (mouse?) who would FORCE Minnie to kiss him and then almost throw her out of the plane when she refused! haha Watching Steamboat Willie and now this, I think he was kind of a jerk in the early years... Thanks for the share!- Chelle

  2. Mickey needs to learn that no means no!!!