One of those I saw at a very young age and it never left me!
According to Joe Adamsons' Book Tex Avery: King Of Cartoons, Tex thought that he would have a winner of a cartoon with this famous laughing record. As I recall, he didn't think it worked the way he wanted to. I've seen Shhhhh quite a few times and I think it's still a funny cartoon and not just because of the laughing record. The designs are funny, the concept is funny, animation is funny...even the eye blinks! They're funny eye blinks!
I saw this a few times when I was a kid on Cartoon Network (around 1997 they ran Lantz cartoons for few months). One of my favorites.
Definitely a good one. You knew all his attempts were going to backfire, but not once did I guess how. That's some creative stuff there (I especially liked the under-the-door moving of the X marking the spot of the safe drop. Didn't expect that at all).I wish there were more things like this these days... Well, guess it's up to us to make them, eh?-J.K.
Thanks for the "Reason and emotion" info!!By the way,your blog is beautiful, thanks, you´re greatbyes
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