Zippy has been featuring cartoonizations: transformations in three panels into a cartoon character. Yesterday Magritte’s man with apple ended up as Zippy with bowling ball. Today, a man painting a bird in flight ends up as Zippy painting Tweety Bird (a bird in the hand, as the title has it):


The intermediate stage has a man with a more cartoonish head painting Dumbo in flight.

On Dumbo, from Wikipedia:

Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures.

Dumbo, the fourth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy (“Roll-a-Book”). The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed “Dumbo”. He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.


As for Tweety (a Warner Bros. animated cartoon character, antagonist of Sylvester the Cat), see my 9/16/12 posting.

One Response to “Cartoonization”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    Jim Martin points out on Facebook:

    Note the artist’s model, an egg, does not change.

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