Wednesday, September 29, 2010

125 Hook, Line and Sinker

Title: Hook, Line and Sinker
Studio: Terry
Date: 9/28/39
Story by
John Foster
Directed by
Eddie Donnelly
Music by
Philip A. Scheib
Series: Terry-toons
Running time (of viewed version): 6:40

Synopsis: Gandy and Sourpuss fish separately, Sourpuss does poorly, they team up, and it ends better for Gandy.

Comments: Title over animated water. Gandy plus Sourpuss. Pleasantly colorful. I wonder why the comics made Sourpuss rotten green. Sourpuss's boat rocks, but he stays stock still. Use of gun to encourage worm to go to the hook. Instead of having an effects lens, they seem to have animated the fish in a wavy manner at times. Many are the worm cartoons, few are the gags. Whales are a sailor's natural enemy and must be destroyed. Both the whale and Gandy betray mechanical attributes. Some active camerawork in the whale. It's surprising that the cartoon doesn't end when Gandy dumps the fish. Also surprising: it's not named Hook, Line and Stinker. The music toots right along. The images read well against the grey sky.


  1. Others may know better than me—is this the first pairing of Gandy and Sourpuss?

  2. This may be the first cartoon where they are primarily paired, but I argue that they are both in the Owl and the Pussycat
    Gandy (it's arguably him) just shows up throwing what looks like feces near the end (see the second to last screenshot of tOatP)...

  3. the link to the cartoon is broken, can you fix it? Please iv been looking for this particular cartoon forever it brings me the best childhood memories!!!!!!!!