While not a fan favorite, El Terrible Toreador has a lot going for it. While many animation fans point to the Silly Symphony series as the place where Disney animators developed their techniques for animating humans – that would make Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs such a sensation – this cartoon animates human characters in the most over-the-top “squash and stretch” (and bend and twist…) way possible. The surreal aspect of the movements only heightens the hilarity of the short. Additionally, coming after The Skeleton Dance, this was the first Silly Symphony to attempt to tell a story. And Carl Stalling’s genius for presenting familiar music in unfamiliar ways really shines through.