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Speaking of the Weather (1937)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  4 September 1937 (USA)
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It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a ... See full summary »

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It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a travel magazine as a distraction to rob a bank, he is chased, caught, and sentenced to, of course "Life" (the magazine). But there's also a conveniently placed "Escape" magazine.... Written by Jason A. Cormier

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Among the celebrities caricatured are 'Bob Bazooka Burns', Ted Lewis, Ned Sparks, Hugh Herbert, Leopold Stokowski, The Boswell Sisters (Connee Boswell, Martha Boswell, and Vet Boswell, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Warner Oland (as Charlie Chan), Johnny Weissmuller, Walter Winchell, William Powell (as The Thin Man) and Asta. See more »

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References Sing Me a Love Song (1936) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Magnificentl-Looking Cartoon That Puts You Right Back Into The '30s
30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love the retro look of the drugstore right in the opening scene. It looked like an Edward Hopper painting. Once inside, the camera pans to the magazine rack, and we get a glimpse of some of the famous "rags" of the day.

The cartoon story is two-fold: characters in these magazines "coming to life" and a story ensuing about a thief as he hops from one magazine cover to another. Another reviewer here, Robert Reynolds, explains that part well. Myself, I especially enjoyed the parody of William Powell and his "Thin Man."

I was stunned at the bright colors in here, especially for a cartoon 70 years old. It was stunning to observe. The people responsible for these Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVDs should be lauded for their efforts. That, and the wonderful nostalgia of seeing all of these old magazine covers with their distinctive styles is just wonderful.


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