Tuesday, July 9, 2024


Found this neat old 1940's cartoon plate depicting an assortment of relatively forgotten Universal Studios / Walter Lantz Prod. cartoon characters. A few of you will maybe remember Oswald the Rabbit, the center star of the plate, but the Fe, Fi, Fo ducks, and especially the Three Stooges-esque trio of madcap monkeys, Meany, Miny, and Moe are certainly new to me. I took some nice close-up photos of them all as they appear around the edge of the plate (fyi manufacturer information is in the final image below.) And if anyone is as curious about the monkey trio as I was, CLICK HERE for a very funny cartoon short from 1937.


JMR777 said...

I saw the cartoon and it was funny, too bad these three never made it big. Maybe if they offered them as the three wise monkeys (or not so wise monkeys) they would have taken off.

top_cat_james said...

What, no Li'l Eightball?

Brian Barnes said...

That lobster is great! It's weirdly menacing, with the vampire teeth, the furry shell, the pretty accurate feet, and really putting the bite on that poor baby duck.

Seen Oswald stuff but this is be my first Meany, Miny, Moe cartoon!

Mr. Cavin said...

I've never seen Meany, Miney, and Moe before either. That cartoon was tops. I'm going to have to track down some more.

Great plate too, of course. My but those little ducks are so grotesque!