Mutt and Jeff: On Strike (1920)

Mutt and Jeff: On Strike (1920)

The National Film Preservation Foundation has made available this “half-reeler” in which the cartoonist, Bud Fisher, appears in a life-action sequence dealing with his creations, Mutt and Jeff, who are resentful of his wealth and decide to go on strike by creating their own cartoons. It’s not unlike some of the early Fleischer cartoons, in which characters interact with their creators — often in rebellious ways, and sometimes coming out on top.


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