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Drawings and Water Colours / WD1107

Animation sketch for Mr Bug Goes To Town, the character Hoppity Grasshopper receives an electric shock from a back stage cable

Artist: Anonymous,
Manufacturer: Fleischer Studios, [active: 1921-1942]

Series title: Mr Bug Goes To Town

circa 1941
Pencil on tracing paper mounted on card

330 x 405 mm.
Gift: Raymond Durgnat 2002

From a scene where Hoppity rescues another character from an electrocution back stage. Hoppity receives the full electric charge causing him to stumble back on to the stage with his body jerking erratically and flashing with light. The 'dance' was received by onlookers as a fantastic stage show.