Saturday, December 10, 2011
The Snow Man (1932) cartoon
Unlike the jovial and happy-go-lucky Frosty, the snowman on display in this 1932 cartoon is a much more malevolent creature. Once created, this snow man goes on a Frankenstein monster or King Kong-esque rampage in which he eats a happy lil fish and attacks a church, among other misdeeds.
The cartoon's animator and director Ted Eshbaugh was a competitor to Walt Disney in the arena of cartoons, but as events unfolded, he never attained that level of success.