Animation featuring Jerry the Troublesome Tyke - a cartoon dog. A U.I.C. production. We find Jerry in a developing room processing photographs. The curtain then rises (unusual to have a shot before the title curtain rises so perhaps shot out of order?) The cartoon artist Sid Griffiths sits at his drawing desk. He puts his pen into the inkpot and begins to draw. Jerry appears from his pen and jumps into the air. Jerry makes the shapes of letters with his body then they appear behind him. "HERE WE ARE AGAIN" Jerry says to Sid: "Draw me a line, boss, and I'll show you a trick!" Sid nods and begins to draw. Sid draws a line then says: "Now, what's this wonderful trick?" Jerry picks up the line, throws it over his shoulder and turns it into a stills camera. "Now, Boss! Look pleasant and watch for the dicky-bird!!" Sid nods his head and poses for the camera. Jerry puts his head under the cloth at the back of the camera. The lens of the camera extends then bends in the middle. It turns upwards and a question mark comes out. We see a photographic image of Sid - upside down. The picture goes in and out of focus.
Jerry shouts out "One", "Two" and suddenly the camera tripod collapses and it falls to the ground. Sid says: "Hurry up, Jerry, I'm getting tired!" Jerry counts again: "One", "Two" suddenly there is an explosion. We see smoke filling the room and Sid's face is black with soot. "That ought to be good!" Jerry nods and says "Ready in Ten Minutes." [I think that the shot seen at the beginning should go here.] Jerry walks back onto the page with a photograph in his hand. "Here you are, boss!" Sid puts his newspaper down and takes the photograph. C/U of the photo - Sid looks very sooty with his tie askew and his hair ruffled. "Is this supposed to be me?" Jerry nods and says "The camera never lies!" Sid looks in the mirror, then at the photograph. He looks shocked. Jerry laughs. Sid puts his fists up at Jerry, then throws a big ink spot at him. The End.
Was originally an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 440.