Monday, August 29, 2011


Tweety bird skeleton

Hey fans - just a quick note to let you know I now have a Twitter account. If you're interested in my various pop culture-related projects, from Scared Silly to my comic book work and everywhere in-between, I encourage you to follow me there as I "tweet" about endeavors past, present and future. Just click here to get to my Twitter page.

As for the photo up-top, yes, that's the skeleton of famous Looney Tunes cartoon character Tweety Bird. Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee made a series of skeletons he calls "Animatus" which analyzes the skeletal structure of our favorite cartoon stars. Of course, we love that here at Scared Silly - the more skeletons the better! You can see Lee's other creations when you click here.

Since we're on a bird theme (after all, birds "tweeted" long before humans did), let's pull out a classic public domain Flip the Frog cartoon. We've shown "Spooks" before here at Scared Silly - that one has a brief gag with a cuckoo clock inhabited by a skeleton bird. This time, let's take a look at a Flip flick where the cuckoo is the title star, the "old dark house" spoof "The Cuckoo Murder Case." Hmmmm... perhaps that explains his skeletal appearance in "Spooks?!" Anyway... ENJOY!

1 comment:

  1. What an adorable cartoon! I've always found early '30s animation to be so much more wildly inventive than anything that's come after - it shows a much more radical sense of experimentation with the form than any Pixar-like product being made today. Thanks for posting it!