MGM – "The Hungry Wolf"

29 Jan

“The Hungry Wolf” has some great animation in it, then again most of the MGM shorts from the Harman/Ising period on do. I love the scene when the wolf is chasing the mouse and tearing up the floor. Who incidentally, looks like a precursor to Jerry. Think Joe Barbera worked on this short? I don’t know who animated that scene or any other for that matter. My knowledge of the Harman/Ising era is pretty limited and what I did know I have since forgotten. My books have been collecting dust in a box.

Looks a little like Jerry huh?

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9 Responses to “MGM – "The Hungry Wolf"”

  1. Duck Dodgers January 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    The design of the wolf in “I got plenty of Mutton” is almost the same of this one though.

  2. February 3, 2009 at 3:02 am #

    I wonder what sort of bird the rabbits cooked.

  3. Rick Roberts February 4, 2009 at 2:52 am #

    That is a very cute wolf design.

  4. Steve Carras February 5, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    By the way, that’s Mel Blanc doing the voice of the wolf.

  5. Masked Stinker February 10, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    Hello Klangley.Not related to this post,but I’ve started bloggin’.And, of course, this blog has a link there. the heck do you put a link in the comment?

  6. J. J. Hunsecker February 15, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    Although the animation is up to the usual high MGM standards (with their usual amount of too much detail), my two favorite shots are of background paintings — the one of the close up on the Wolf’s eye, with the rabbit reflected in it, and the one of the rabbit lying on a plate. The story has the usual Harmon-Ising sentimentality to it. Just a few years later and this type of plot would be used for slapstick comedy at MGM.

  7. Chris Sobieniak March 5, 2009 at 4:24 am #

    <>the one of the close up on the Wolf’s eye, with the rabbit reflected in it<>That was a cool background!Being reminded I tried to bid on that drawing of the wolf character I saw on eBay a while back, shame I lost on it.

  8. David Nethery July 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Look at this:

    Bill Tytla (yes!) drawings from “The Hungry Wolf” .

    Who knew ?


  9. Kevin Langley July 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    @David, I had no idea he spent any time at MGM. Beautiful drawings Michael posted.

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