Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CANNED FEUD - "Der Dosenkrieg" (1951)

I haven't had a chance to watch any cartoons in a while, so tonight it's Warner Bros. Wednesday in The Dungeon and a special featurette from 1951.

It's always amazing to me how many gags and jokes they can pack into seven minutes or less, starting with the fun play on words title "Canned Feud." Just for the record, the German title "Der Rosenkrieg" translates to "War Of The Roses!" How's that for a stretch?

The setup is the family is taking off on a little vacation!

I'm barely getting this done because this is how I've felt all day!

Bad news for Sylvester the cat! 

What horrible cat owners, leaving for two weeks and not leaving any food out for their cat! You think these cartoons are simple but wouldn't it have been much easier to draw almost anything besides an electric mixer?

Just love this shot! It makes for great wallpaper!

So there is plenty of food, there's just no way for Sylvester to get into it without a can opener!
Let the chase begin!

Why is the mouse so mean and hateful anyway?

As it turns out, jumping on a tuna can is not a good way to get it open!

But Sylvester has other means at his disposal that will be more dangerous but just an ineffective!

Those unraveling and exposed wires can't possibly be a good thing!

You probably saw that one coming!

Where do they come up with this stuff? This is what Sylvester looks like after a piano drops on his head!

It's always handy to have fireworks and matches laying around for your cat to get into!

This is not working out for Sylvester at all!

Finally, he brings out the big guns! This has got to work once and for all, and it does, blowing the whole damn wall to smithereens, and finally Sylvester gets his grubby mitts on the can opener!

But amidst all the confusion, the mouse has somehow mananged to hang a lock on the cupboard that contains all the canned food!

And guess who has got the key?

What fun! Seven minutes of violence, hatred, and attempted murder! Hilarious, but is it really any wonder why society is so screwed up??
"That's all Folks!"


Secret Squirrel said...

An absolute classic and has always been one of my favourites. Now how about doing "Bully for Bugs"?

Paul from Oz

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Paul! I'll have to see if I have that one. If so, you'll see it soon! Always glad to hear from Oz!

EEGAH!! said...

Hey Paul, I didn't have it, but thanks to the Internet Archive, I do now! Thanx! You just saved me at least two or three hours of work!

Grant said...

Mean or not, somehow a mouse "messing with" a cat is often funnier than a mouse fighting with a cat. But that's because the second thing is so much more common in cartoons.

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