Oct 1 2011 10:15am

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Face Like a Frog” and “Swing You Sinners!”

Face Like a Frog: Most people have seen Sally’s Cruikshank’s animation in films like Twilight Zone and Top Secret, or on Sesame Street. But it’s when she makes her own films that she really shines. (5:25 minutes)

Swing You Sinners: Modern day animators weren’t the first to have their characters have surreal adventures in a strange house haunted by ghosts and other weird creatures playing jazz music. (7:56 minutes)


Swing You Sinners
by Dave Fleischer


Face Like a Frog
by Sally Cruikshank

For more animation, visit our Saturday Morning Cartoon Index.

René Walling is a fan of SF, animation and comics, this has led him to co-chair Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon, be involved with fps magazine for more than a decade, write reviews of francophone short fiction for The Portal, and start Nanopress, a Canadian small press. He looks forward to living on Mars where he would benefit from having more than 24 hours in a day.

Sean McGuire
1. Exorian
I love the old Fleishcer studios cartoons; I actually went to a animation festival at an art house theater near where I lived for a high school film class once, and they played "Swing, You Sinners!" It instantly became one of my favorite cartoons, and sparked my interest/love in the old, surreal as hell Fleishcer cartoons. Thank you for posting this, as well as keeping this awesome colum up. Seriously, this makes my Saturday most weeks.
David Bishop
2. teancom
I think you meant "Top Secret", not "Top Gun".

And yes, thanks for the videos. Loved "Swing You Sinners". Going to add it to my Halloween playlist.
René Walling
3. cybernetic_nomad
Aargh, you're right of course.

I've corrected it. Thanks

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