THE CARTOON CRYPT: The Plane Cabby’s Lucky Day (1932)

THE CARTOON CRYPT

J – Oatari Sora No Entaku (The Plane Cabby’s Lucky Day) (1932), by Teizo Kato. This bizarre cartoon is made more bizarre by the animator not animating random stuff he apparently doesn’t feel like animating, or doesn’t feel competent to animate… arms stretch for no reason other than wanting to avoid drawing a walk cycle… inanimate objects move on their own accord. Instead of putting a hat on, our hero shoots a hat out of his ass and it floats effortlessly onto his head.

THE CARTOON CRYPT: Teeny Tiny Samurai Versus the Polka-Dot Demon

THE CARTOON CRYPT

This cartoon is called Issun-boshi no Shusse (1929) on YouTube. It appears to feature an ancestor of S. Clay Wilson’s Checkered Demon. Searching for information on it I ran across this page refers to it as The Tiny One Makes it Big, and attributes it to the production company Nakano Mangasha. That page also is selling dvd’s that include a number of the old Japanese cartoons featured here recently, as well as many others, in their Japanese Anime Classic Collection [4-DVD box set].

THE CARTOON CRYPT: Doctor of Forest and Brave Warrior of Sanitary Gown

THE CARTOON CRYPT

Another mysterious old Japanese cartoon from YouTube… this one is titled 森のお医者と白衣の勇士, which Babel Fish translates as Doctor of Forest and Brave Warrior of Sanitary Gown. The cartoon part starts a quarter of the way in. I like how the Brave Warrior of Sanitary Gown seems to be saluting a monkey.