A dark and stormy night in a drugstore. The druggist mixes a potion and falls asleep. The skull-and-crossbones on the bottle comes to life and drips the potion on the druggist, shrinking ... See full summary »
Visually impressive in spots, if way too cute for its own good in others.
This is an interesting take on the perils of smoking (done some 65 years ago) and is a very nice cartoon, particularly some of the visual sequences. But the cartoon is entirely too precious in spots for its own good. It isn't a bad cartoon, but the dichotomy of cute one moment and eerie the next is far too great a gulf for this short to work very well. Roger Corman pulled it off in some of his features simply by shooting for humor rather than sugary sweet, as they do here. Worth watching, though. Recommended to fans of the MGM Harman/Ising days.
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