If some of the early cartoons seem a little odd by today's standards, bear in mind that animation was a relatively new art form, so almost everything was an experiment of some sort. In addition, the common presumption that cartoons were just for children did not yet exist, so some of these shorts were directed as much as adults as kids. That might explain why several of the characters in this 1931 version of Red Riding Hood from the Internet Archive are smoking cigarettes. Another interesting point is that the two primary characters are blatant, and I mean BLATANT, copies of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse.
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