Tom Thumb in Trouble

When it comes to animated shorts, each of the studios that produced them has their own style. It’s easy to spot a Disney cartoon, the Fleischer Studios had their own crazy style, and then, of course, there was the Looney Tunes. I mean, they didn’t call them “Looney” for nuthin’, but today we’re going to…

Wild Wife

In the early 50’s, several of the animation studios made shorts that sort of poked fun at our culture’s idea of domestic bliss.  Robert McKimson’s 1954 Looney Tune “Wild Wife” is a good example.  It’s an interesting short to watch…at some moments it seems like pro-feminist animation, and then a few seconds later, it pulls…