Cracked Ice
Directed By: Frank Tashlin
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: September 10, 1938
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Jack Miller
Animation: Bob McKimson
Volney White (uncredited)
Backgrounds: Art Loomer
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Tedd Pierce
Dave Weber
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: W.C. Squeals
St. Bernard Dog
Russian Dogs
Drowning Bird
Drunk Fish
Skating Judge
Charlie McCarthy
Preceded By: Wholly Smoke
Succeeded By: A Feud There Was
Cracked Ice (Commentary)

Cracked Ice (Commentary)

Cracked Ice is a 1938 Merrie Melodies cartoon. It is included in Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4 and was made in Technicolor.


A black bird is ice skating over barrels until it trips on one and falls into a hole. A pig named Mr. Squeal is ice skating with a cigar until it hears the bird cry for help. Soon, they both start calling for assistance. A bulldog comes out of its doghouse, putting on a sign reading "Gone with the gin", and assists with the cries for help. The bulldog gets out the bird (which is frozen solid in an ice cube) and thaws the bird out. The dog gives it a margarita and the bird warms up. Mr. Squeal is jealous and pretends to drown. The bulldog makes a margarita but gives it to himself. Mr. Squeal then attempts to trick the bulldog by using a magnet to attack a bowl of bones but the dog crashes into Mr. Squeal and the magnet hits a fish. The margarita comes out of the dog's barrel and the fish drinking it, only to get drunk. The fish swims around doing weird activities when the magnet attacks the roller skates on Mr. Squeal. The fish soon leads Mr. Squeal to an ice skating contest. The fish makes Mr. Squeal do amazing tricks. The judge declares Mr. Squeal is the winner of the ice skating contest and wins a trophy. Mr. Squeal is happy until the fish with the magnet attacks the trophy and swims away as the cartoon ends.