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Steve's Cannon Crackers

Come on Steve! The 1930s comic strip carthorse both starts and stops a naval battle in this cartoon animated by Carl Giles

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1937 9 mins


Come on Steve! Roland Davies comic strip was a Sunday newspaper favourite of the 1930s and 40s. Davies was determined to bring his loveable, lumbering cart horse to life on screen and worked with Butcher’s Film Service on a six-part series. Carl Giles, destined for even greater success as a cartoonist himself, was brought in to head the animation on the series in Davies’ Ipswich studio.