THE HOBO HERO with Piccolo Pete / Les Elton - 1935
It's Freeloader Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a GAG Film from 1935 produced by amazing early NY animator, Les Elton, using a method called rotomation or rotoscoping, where, the artists draw over live action film frames, giving characters a realistic look in the scene.
Eegah!! sent over a lil' sound clip for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button next to the magic piccolo, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's a taste of... THE HOBO HERO!
Back in the early days of movies and cartoons, everything was fun and crazy! Nowadays, everything's just the opposite.
Here's a good example of rotomation, Piccolo Pete looks like a real person!
Pete stands on the front of the train and saves Tillie's little doggie from being run over, so, she invites him to stay awhile at her parent's farm, down the road. The PDQ on the train stands for Pretty Damn Quick.
Pete plays his piccolo for this happy little moo cow as she dances for him... Surrealistic City!
Pete milks the cow and follows Tillie and her mom to the house...
Well, it's 9 pm and time for all good little girls to go beddy-bye and get their beauty sleep!
Pete finds out that Tillie's attracted by music and walks in her sleep if she hears it, that's why no saxophone playing is allowed at night (there are other male boarders)! So, Pete gets an idea, he waits until the parents are fast asleep, and...
Pulls out his trusty piccolo!
Tillie gets out of bed and heads towards where the music is coming from.
You can figure out this last picture for yerself... You can watch this classic cartoon on YouTube if you get the hankering... Tomorrow's Saturday, which means, Virus Man will be back in town!