Oh…the “Pig Head” scene…
A) I have no idea. But then again, it was possible that Eddie didn’t want to keep a freaky Toon head in his office and that he felt ‘unclean’ with it on. Buuut…that’s just a guess.
B) I honestly don’t know if other Toons are allowed to make other Toons? Personally I always thought that only humans could make Toons…because they’re the animators, right? Animators make Toons.
But again, I could be wrong…
…Mr. Vaudeville, do you have anything you wanna add or clarify to this?
Actually, I might have an explanation, if I may?
A) It’s very likely Eddie wouldn’t be able to get the head off without turpentine. He pulled on it, but it wouldn’t come loose. It could also be he wouldn’t want to keep the head around, since it would be a constant reminder of being humiliated by the Toon Patrol. Not something he’d want to see or others to see, so the best option would be to remove it from existence.
B) The way it works varies across works, but generally Toons creating other Toons by drawing/painting is possible, but also taboo. Most Toons are unable to draw very well, and even those that do AND have their drawings come to life usually only do so for the sake of a gag, only for it to revert to being inert again. Think about the “paint a tunnel in the wall” gag, usually someone can run through it once, but whoever tries to do so afterwards will find it’s just a wall again. By this logic, if something persists beyond a gag (it doesn’t go inert again), it’s suddenly unnatural. A character has been made, and has become part of the plot. Toons can bend the laws of physics so long as it’s funny, but rarely do these lapses in reality become major plot points. Usually when it does become a plot point, the Toons in question are wielding some magical art tool (the pencil from Spongebob/ the brush from Epic Mickey).
In short, yeah Toons can bring drawings/paintings to life, but only briefly. It’d take an animator or a Toon with some arcane knowledge (see Evil Aurel from The Resurrection of Doom comic) to bring fully realized characters into existence. Even the pig head toon-a-roo was only partially sentient but was not really a character. But then, if the scene was cut from the film, it’s also be cut from continuity.
Another possible explanation is they just don’t know they can do it but are just as surprised when they can, only for it to go inanimate again, and then forget the whole thing ever happened.
It sure does my crusty ol’ heart good ta see you kids puttin’ yer brains ta good use. Lord knows I can’t do it myself!
Ya basically got it right. If ya rememberate correctimally, dat pig head was more a prop than anything alive. Not really a true Toon in a sense. Otherwise, ol’ Eddie wouldn’ta been able ta just rinse it off wit’ turpentine. Fer dat matter, if it was really alive, he wouldn’ta gone ta dat kinda extreme anyway. Grumpy as he was, the guy still had a heart.
As fer Toons makin’ other Toons… Eh… You kids’re close enough. Fact is, our purpose is ta confuse an’ amuse, so we break our own rules alla da time. Us old-timers are some o’ the only ones who know how it all works an’ even we can’t keep da rules straight… nor do we wanna. Life’s jest more fun dat way.