The Crooked Man is the nursery rhyme character who "lived in a crooked house." He appeared in the 1933 Silly Symphony animated short, Old King Cole.


Old King Cole

The Crooked Man, along with his crooked cat and crooked mouse, are among those who attend King Cole's royal ball and partake in the dancing and festivities. Upon midnight, the royal ball comes to a conclusion and everyone goes home. The Crooked Man – along with the cat and mouse – return to their crooked house, but he is unable to open the front door. However, by allowing himself to be used by a staircase, the cat and mouse climb up his crooked body into the window before entering the house through the window.