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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Disturbing cartoons: "Bully Beef" (1930)

"Bully Beef" is a Terrytoon with World War I theme, released on 13th July, 1930. It's a rather entertaining and fast paced cartoon, among studio's best entries of that year. The drawing style and character design still has its roots in the silent cartoons of the 20s, though with more elaborate animation.
This cartoon is particularly notorious for featuring a couple of the most shocking and gruesome scenes ever seen in a classic cartoon. The old TV prints of this cartoon were probably heavily edited, and these screenshots are taken from an excellent uncut French theatrical print from 1930. In any case, the title of "disturbing cartoon" is fully deserved.























































































9 Comments:

Anonymous cartoonjoe said...

Disturbing is RIGHT!! *SHUDDER* Cats and mice being decapitated...and not even in an entertaining "Itchy and Sratchy" way!!

I think I'm going to be sick...

10:00 pm

 
Anonymous nic kramer said...

I wonder if Matt knew about these cartoons when his staff were coming up with ideas for Itchy and Sratchy.

4:10 pm

 
Anonymous cartoonjoe said...

I'm sorry...the should be "Itchy and SCRATCHY", not "sratchy"...(man, them images got me so rattled I'm misspelling stuff!!)

7:39 pm

 
Anonymous Bugsy-Kun's said...

Great caption pictures. I can't believed that the poor cats and mices was decapited. I guess it was censored since longtime. Great job!

12:09 am

 
Anonymous wackyoverkhaki said...

They fight and bite and fight and bite and fight...bite bite bite fight fight fight...;-)

12:19 am

 
Blogger Brett W. Thompson said...

Wow, this is incredible!! :) I would love to see the full cartoon- I suppose it's quite difficult to get ahold of it huh?

2:58 am

 
Blogger Hammerson said...

Does anybody know what's the status of this cartoon? If it's in public domain, perhaps we can put it on YouTube next month.

9:46 am

 
Blogger WhatIGotSoFar said...

yikes

1:13 pm

 
Blogger Vlad Torres F. said...

Disturbing, indeed. Pre-Itchy and Scratchy.

11:35 pm

 

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