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 !

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Lana Turner in Feline Disguise

Yessir, Toodles (or Toots as you prefer), object of Tom Cat's love interest in several shorts, was actually inspired by a character portrayed by Lana Turner in "Weekend at the Waldorf".
Here you have some photo of Lana Turner as Bunny Smith as well as some screenshots from Toodles' debut, "Springtime for Thomas".



Blogger J. J. Hunsecker said...

Toodles looks similar to a white feline character seen in a Hugh Harman cartoon called "The Alley Cat" (1941).

5:49 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

you are right! They actually took that character, an animal tout-court with just an inch of anthropomorfization, and redesigned her as a Lana Turner-like siren.
It should also been noted that the same cartoon you mentioned included a cat identical to Butch, Tom Cat's friendly feline nemesis.

6:23 pm


Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer Posts | Older Posts | Home
Free Web Counter
hit Counter