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Screwy Squirrel is born in April 1944, in
Screwball Squirrel. It is the hero of 5 cartoons
producted in less than 2 years. Upon the beginning it is a
completely succeeded character, as well graphically as psychologically
(it will undergo only one slight graphic final improvement, his orange
hair becoming sharp for the last two episodes).
Squirrel hustles the whole codes conventions, from cartoons
or moral. All begins with an intruder elimination, a nice small squirrel,
which was ready to live a new adventure with his/her friends with hairs and feathers.
A little walk behind a tree, some fistblows and, a phone ringing further, the infernal
stampede with Meathead can start. For the witness which has not understood it in the preceding cartoons (in
particular with the starting of Red Hot Riding Hood,
where the Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf and the Grandmother
announces that they have enough of it to always play the same role),
Avery thus announces the color: here, it is a not-Disney ground.
We do not know anything about the Squirrel - Meathead's confrontation origin. In the beginning, it does not have any raison (except perhaps the premature elimination of Sammy the squirrel?). Here, it is about a violence for nothing. In the following episodes, the dog represents a form of order, ready to make re-enter the squirrel in the straight way. Screwy Squirrel has, of course, no respect for this established order, that it undertakes narguer and destroy with all the means Avery places at its disposal. And, as in What's Buzzin' Buzzard, these means are without limits. As tell us Big-Heel Whata, the silly Indian of the third episode :"In a cartoon everything is possible."