Walt Disney Studio Bulletin No. 12 : How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of Spectator in the Picture

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From the collection of Hans Perk at A. Film L.A. and reprinted here with his permission.

ON ICE - The fish suddenly whirling on the Goof, grabbing his club and socking him with it, was an unexpected surprise and pepped up the story at this point.

MICKEY'S GARDEN. When the big worm gallops away with Mickey a la Charlie Chaplin, it caused a big laugh and pepped up the story. (Brightman)

14.When gags and actions become funnier by repetition.

BAND CONCERT - repetition of Duck producing flutes, and Mickey continually putting back his sleeves.

THREE LITTLE PIGS - two pigs hiding under the bed with their straightening tails.

MOVING DAY - Sheriff's cigar popping out.

ORPHAN'S BENEFIT - Donald's recitation.

15. Gag-fertile situations.

An excellent gag-fertile situation was portrayed in ORPHAN'S PICNIC when Donald was setting the table and layout out the food. The more food he laid out, the faster it disappeared.

Another gag which became funnier and funnier was Pluto's dogged determination with the magician's hat in MICKEY'S GRAND OPERA.

MICKEY'S REVIEW was a series of disconnected gags thrown together which didn't help the situation. (Pfeiffer)

MICKEY'S FIRE BRIGADE had the beginnings of a good situation, but somehow fell down in the way its gags were linked. Mickey was taken on a tangent when he shot into the sky on a ladder and his accidentally falling down the chimney and into contact with the Duck and Goof was weak. (Algar)

16. Gag with a topper

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS contains an excellent cycle with topper in the sequence showing the Duck trying frantically to escape from the mountain goat. He wildly scampers up an icy slope in his efforts to get away, each time slipping back to be butted again by the goat, who is even more damaged in the mix-up that he. (Algar)