CINEMA: Like the Mask?

Try Tex Avery's Cartoons

Shy Stanley Ipkiss dons a mystical mask, and shazam! all cartoon hell breaks loose. His face goes green; his teeth grow as large as porcelain pillows. When he spots gorgeous Tina on a nightclub stage, his eyeballs pop like demented Slinkys, his anvil jaw drops onto the table, and his tongue cascades from his mouth; it's a red carpet for a red-hot princess to walk on. His heart thumps about a yard out of his chest. He lets howl a wolf whistle Jack Nicholson would envy and bashes himself with a huge mallet.

This scene from The Mask is a scream,...

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