Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure

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Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure, a pornographic short cartoon

Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure, also known as Eveready Harton, Eveready, Buried Treasure, or Pecker Island, is a pornographic animated cartoon made in the United States circa 1928, depicting the unlikely adventures of the perpetually aroused title character with a woman, a man, a donkey, and a cow.


Eveready Harton

Supposedly, U.S. film labs refused to process the film, and it had to be developed in Cuba.[1] The artists are unknown, but a widespread rumor states that a group of famous animators created the film for a private party in honor of Winsor McCay.[1] Disney animator Ward Kimball gave the following account of the history of the short:

The first porno-cartoon was made in New York. It was called "Eveready Harton" and was made in the late 20's, silent, of course—by three studios. Each one did a section of it without telling the other studios what they were doing. Studio A finished the first part and gave the last drawing to Studio B [...] Involved were Max Fleischer, Paul Terry and the Mutt and Jeff studio. They didn't see the finished product till the night of the big show. A couple of guys who were there tell me the laughter almost blew the top off the hotel where they were screening it.[1]

When a copy of the short was screened in San Francisco in the late 1970s, the program notes attributed the animation to George Stalling, George Canata, Rudy Zamora, Sr., and Walter Lantz.[1] The short circulated informally, shown only at small underground festivals or parties, until 2002 when it was included in the theatrically released compilation The Good Old Naughty Days.

See also[edit]

  • Buried Treasure, a preceding silent comedy that may have influenced the title


  1. ^ a b c d Cohen, Karl F. Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America. North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0395-0. 

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