This week's Weird Wednesday featurette is a1949 Fox and Crow cartoon! I love how they made this look like it was done by a five year old with crayons.
It's called "Magic Fluke," and that's actually a title that makes sense for this cartoon!
As a kid's cartoon, I'm not quite sure this imagery would be acceptable by today's standards, in fact, I know it wouldn't, but in 1949, it was just fine!
The dictionary defines fluke as 'an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck,' but that's kind of a double entendre in this situation!
The Fox and The Crow are a classic combination of societal mores. The Crow does all the work............
While The Fox is drinking champagne, poor Crow doesn't have a gig anymore, and is totally down on his luck!
This is where The Crow is seated. Talk about nosebleed seats! He can barely even hear the music from this distance!
Since it's actually a magician's magic wand instead of a conductor's baton, coupled with the fact that this is a cartoon, all kinds of bizarre things start happening during the performance!
When things get tough, just remember, You are a "Fluke of the Universe!"