Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tom, Jerry, Dick, and Larry

In case anyone wonders whether the cultural workers of the twenties and thirties were loaded on opiates, this should help them decide. Tom and Jerry was an early sound animation created over 1931-1933 that never quite made it to the big time. It's a little on the edgy side. The characters were renamed Dick and Larry in the forties to avoid confusion with the cat and mouse. Frozen Frolics (1930) is another, earlier, offering from the stoners at Van Beuren Studios

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