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Only in cartoons can you pull your automobile over your head like it
was a tee- shirt, then wrap it up like a bandanna and fling it over
your shoulder. That's what this crazy goat did after he couldn't get
out of his car the conventional way.
In this dated cartoon and story, Goofy Goat spends the first two minutes battling a "road hog" on the city streets. He then enters a vaudeville-like contest at the local Glee Club building. Before he does his bit, we several other acts. All of the music is familiar, even today. You've all heard these songs.
It turns out to be one of the musical cartoons in which everyone's moves are coordinated to whatever music is playing. Some of the scenes are a little strange and violent for little kids, yet I didn't think this was clever enough for most adults.
I think "Goofy Goat Antics" wouldn't appeal to any one today--no matter
what their age. Back when it premiered, I assume small children were
the audience, but even then this Van Beuren film was pretty bad.
The short begins with Goofy Goat trying to drive to the glee club meeting in this super-cutesy land. However, a fat pig being chauffeured is in his way and won't move. Eventually he passes her and makes it to his meeting. There, it's a pageant with one song after another--and the film had practically no plot. Just a lot of cutesy animals performing. Even the ending was pretty dull. Overall, not a lot to recommend this and ample evidence as to why Van Beuren didn't last very long in the cartoon business. With only adequate animation, too much singing and insipid characters, this one is clearly a bust.
This is one of those flicks where the animation is timed to fit to the
music track. It is directed by Ted Eshbaugh from "Official Films". The
movie is a fragmented flow of visual gags, dancing and violence, with
just enough continuity to make the constant changes of focus
unsettling. The movies distaste of story and consistency is clearly
demonstrated when what we through was a main characters walks into the
glee club. The movie cuts to the inside the house, but she's not there.
She has simply disappeared from the movie.
In a sequence which really reminded me of a Jim Woodring comic, the film completely abandons the rules of the physical world by creating what IMDb.com describes as a "Anthropomorphic Musical Instrument". Before that, two pig-playing musicians were melted for no logical reason.
Actually, this cartoon is a bit trippy. I have ended up loving it, after repeated viewing.
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