King Tut’s Tomb (1950)
Article 5900 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Mannie Davis
Featuring the voices of Dayton Allen and Ned Sparks
What it is: Heckle and Jeckle cartoon
Despite the fact that it’s strictly forbidden, Heckle and Jeckle decide to dig up King Tut’s tomb… but they have to face the consequences.
I’ve not seen fit to review any Heckle and Jeckle cartoons yet as most of what I’ve encountered from them is lacking any notable fantastic content. This one is a major exception; between the magpies’ flying carpet (which, being magpies, they don’t need), a sphinx that comes to life, ghosts, mummies, skeletons, and the Frankenstein monster (don’t ask me what he’s doing there). There’s also a swarm of flying termites which not only eat wood, but anything else as well. This one is actually fitfully amusing; it’s not a classic, but it’s one of the better ones from Terrytoons.
This one seems like quite a cast of characters. I’ll be on the lookout for it.