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Viva Buddy (1934)

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Buddy goes to Mexico and visits a cantina. He wakes up the patrons from their siesta and there is music and dancing... See full synopsis »

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Buddy goes to Mexico and visits a cantina. He wakes up the patrons from their siesta and there is music and dancing... See full synopsis »

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12 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Madrid
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Music by Georges Van Parys and Louis De Francesco
Lyrics by Fernand Vimont
English lyrics by Alice Mattullath
Sung by Buddy as "Monterey"
Also played as Buddy walks into the cantina
Also played when Buddy fights Pancho at the end
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Viva Buddy provides some amusements of the usually bland leading character
28 February 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is another Leon Schlesinger/Looney Tunes cartoon from the '30s that starred perhaps the blandest character that Warner Bros. ever had in their roster: Buddy. Here, he's in, I guess, Mexico playing a Latin American-flavored tune while we encounter many, I'm thinking, stereotypes of the era including a Wallace Beery-inspired Pancho Villa character. Cookie's there too, dancing as a senorita who gets both Pancho's and Buddy's attention. Filled with plenty of violent gags, Viva Buddy moves along briskly and is a little entertaining but it also seems a little rushed and the way it ends is a little bit of a cop-out. Still, I'd recommend this to any Warner cartoon completist out there and you gotta dig the caricatures of The Four Marx Brothers (including one of them actually pronouncing himself as "chee-co" instead of the usual "chick-co"!) in the middle of all this...


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