Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Disturbing Cartoons: "Swing Wedding"

I know this is hardly to believe...what the heck, this is not a Bakshi animated feature but an Harman-Ising cartoon ( namely, "Swing Wedding") from the Golden Age!
























YES, folks! The trumpet player goes berserk--he turns one of his trumpet valves into a syringe and injects himself in the arm with a sly wink!


Yours,

Duck Dodgers

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any idea who animated that particular scene?

12:16 pm

 
Anonymous gilligan fanatic said...

that third pic is kind of scary-lol

2:47 pm

 
Blogger Bugsy-Kun's Blog said...

I never see that. But i'm looking scary for this scene lol

5:43 pm

 
Blogger Dennis said...

Wow! I wish I could find a copy of this cartoon. This scene looks like it's just the tip of the iceburg.

9:02 pm

 
Blogger The Lone Beader said...

Funny frogs. Are you sure it's just a wink in that syringe?? LOL

11:36 pm

 
Blogger minniethemoocher said...

Hugh Harmon and Rudolph Ising are two of my personal animation hero's. I'm still in shock from this audacious display of degradation depicted in this scene! I need to find out more about this cartoon.

5:27 am

 
Blogger RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

I saw this cartoon on 16mm at CalArts. It fucked me up for life.

8:49 pm

 
Blogger WhatIGotSoFar said...

wow... the days before the censors came to power...

12:38 pm

 
Blogger Charles Oines said...

Heh... a friend of mine did the same thing in high school while cleaning his cornet. I need to find this cartoon...

11:44 pm

 
Blogger :: smo :: said...

that's really awesome!

one thing a lot of people forget about the jazz era is that A LOT of jazz musicians did A LOT of heroin! too many to list...look it up! that's a really interesting social comment, that's totally lost today! awesome screen grab!

4:31 am

 
Anonymous wackyoverkhaki said...

Oh wow...I own this cartoon but I never noticed that part. I know a lot of jazz muscicians sang about drugs, some actually did them, some didn't. Are you sure that wasn't supposed to be locoweed or opium? btw Cab Calloway makes a great frog.

4:33 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol i think that cartoon was class :P
luff zoe
x.x.x

8:33 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youtube
Happy Harmonies
Swing Wedding (1937)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty7lRDACGqo

4:44 am

 
Blogger Allan said...

I think it´s priceless. But a lot of it is figure of speaking. He likes jazz so much that he "got it in his vains".
But you´ll be send to jail for making something like that today...

1:55 pm

 
Blogger Bob said...

How they got this under the Production Code Administrations nose.

3:24 am

 
Blogger Bob said...

How this scene passed muster with MGM, which distributed the cartoon, and the Production Code Administration. Wow!

3:25 am

 

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