This stop-motion short from 1933 is perfect nightmare fuel

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Yikes, that’s disturbing.

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Thanks. I hate it.

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I swear I first heard this tune is some early Warner Bros. cartoon. I bet it was an homage to this animation that the cartoonists slipped by.

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As my Spanish professor used to say…“Cacahuetes!”

Also…precursor to the Spongmonkeys?

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http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/531100/index.html

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024432/

EDIT:
Swapped out the IMDB link. Disabled link gives the right title, but provides information about another film. Thanks to @foxwhowood for spotting this!

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Eat your heart out, Gumby!
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Yikes! I’m gibbon out of here! :monkey:

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That creepy-ass mouth movement makes me think this nightmare is the spiritual ancestor to Robot Chicken

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I like the Stan Kenton rendition best of all.

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Nice percussion in this arrangement!

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I always liked the one they used to show all the time on Night Flight back in the day, “The Devil’s Ball,” which I believe was part of a longer reel called “The Mascot.”

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Someone with IMDB privileges should fix the listing for this short. They describe the Fleischer cartoon but show a screen grab from the Lye animation. Gotta say that Armida dances a whole lot better than this critter.

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Detachable peanuts.

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It looks like an early Quiznos commercial.

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Public Service Announcement: It’s probably a bad idea to buy peanuts from a vendor who wipes his ass with his tail.

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I’m not sure how something could be both charming and terrifying to any particular person… apart from a tame pet lion that decides to tear your ass up.

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Kind of cute in an etiolated Simpsons Terminator Furby sort of way.

If stop-motion nightmares are your thing don’t miss Phil Tippet’s Mad God making the rounds.

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