A cruise to Nome, Alaska, starts with some cruise-ship jokes: the ship pulls out of the harbor like a car, raising anchor also raises the front of the boat, the ship follows the coast by ... See full summary »

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A cruise to Nome, Alaska, starts with some cruise-ship jokes: the ship pulls out of the harbor like a car, raising anchor also raises the front of the boat, the ship follows the coast by curving around it. On arrival, we see some local scenes: A penguin eats two fish, then is eaten by the third; the dogs of a dog sled stop (behind an iceberg) at a telephone pole; a timber wolf goes around shouting "Timber!" Two Eskimos rub noses: in preparation, the woman applies lipstick to her nose. Finally, an Eskimo nightclub (after all, the nights are six months long) features a rotoscoped ice skater. The ship leaves, and gets caught in the fog near New York; when the fog clears, we see the ship is perched atop the World's Fair Trilon. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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25 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Au pays du soleil de minuit  »

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Spoofs Land of the Midnight Sun (1937) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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A double parody-sending up both newsreels and travelogues in one short
4 February 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Tex Avery did quite a few shorts lampooning the travelogue shorts that were prevalent in the 1930s and one or two satires on the newsreels pre-television visual accounts of news of the week/month. Here he does a short presented in the form of a newsreel that pokes fun at travelogues. Very nice figureskating sequence using rotoscoping -the shooting of live-action footage that is later animated-that is one of the better bits. Good short, but Avery did better in the same vein. Still worth seeking out (I personally think that even Avery's less successful shorts are better or as good as some other directors best work!). Recommended.


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