Whenever someone thinks of old cartoons, they think of cats chasing mice, or dogs chasing cats, like this:
Supposedly, this comic from the June 1973 issue of NATIONAL LAMPOON was the inspiration for this:
But for the most part, that wasn't the majority of theatrical cartoons. Sure there was Tom and Jerry and a lot of one-shots, but for the most part, violence like this was mostly the domain of the lesser studios.
But it existed more so in the comics. What does this have to do with anything? It's my long-winded way of introducing this comic from FUNNY FILMS #28 in 1954.