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Nerd Treasure Chest: Hidden Audio Tracks In Old Cartoons

My head is in a bit of a yogurt cup right now, but don’t worry. I’ll get it out. Besides, my scarf looks amazing. Anyway, The Daily What describes what is happening in this video (after the jump):

A crafty gentleman by the name of Neil was casually viewing an old-school episode of Paramount’s Popeye cartoon when it occurred to him to slow down the audio track of a walk-on mouse character.

Much to his surprise, Neil discovered that the mouse’s heretofore nonsensical squeaks were, in reality, the rather crass in-studio yelps of director Isadore Sparber or animator Seymour Kneitel.

Good thinking, Neil. Very crafty. I was just saying to myself we need to slow this down (this=everything).

That is neat. Good find. Let’s bury it in the ocean to make sure it’s safe.

These guys know what I’m talking about.