Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pig in a blanket... OF LIES!

This cartoon was made by a Croatian--who later moved to Canada, I believe--back in the sixties. I have a feeling that there's some allegory of Eastern European politics intended here. The army scene and the fact that it ends... differently from the way a comparable American animation would are clues. But I'm not bending my head over it. Just admiring the look and feel of it. There's even an inventive spin on the Wile E Coyote dynamite gag.


susan said...

I guess the lesson here is to never trust a skinny musician, eh?

There was a time we used to watch a lot of eastern European cartoons. There's something very intriguing about the minimalist presentation.

Ben said...

That's right. Not only are skinny musicians on hard drugs, but they're stomachs grumble so loud they'll just up and eat you in a heartbeat.

Yeah, the dashed-off look is something I'm developing a taste for now.