Cartoon of the Day: Bad Luck Blackie

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Bad Luck Blackie

Bad Luck Blackie

Our first Tex Avery short of the year is Bad Luck Blackie, from 1949. Not his most popular character or short, but one worth watching if you are a fan of Avery.

Bad Luck Blackie is a black cat whose job it is to bring bad luck wherever needed… and it IS needed by a poor little kitten, constantly tortured by an evil bulldog. “Whenever you need me, just blow the whistle,” Blackie says to the kitten.

Whenever the dog bothers the kitten, the kitten blows the whistle and Blackie comes out of nowhere, crossing the dog’s path and giving him bad luck… usually in the form of something large and heavy falling on him from the sky!

As his luck gets worse and worse, the objects get bigger and bigger. Falling objects include (in successive order) a flowerpot, a kitchen sink and a battleship.

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