One of the prohibited Warner Bros. cartoons, short course of history, pygmies, gypsies and presidents.

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One of the prohibited Warner Bros. cartoons, short course of history, pygmies, gypsies and presidents.

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9 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Tour du monde en avion  »

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Sabre and Spurs
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Decent example of a type of cartoon Avery excelled at
4 August 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Tex Avery Merrie Melodies short about an airplane flying around the world. Basically a mock travelogue that's just a series of sight gags instead of a real plot. Avery was the master of these types of cartoons. While this isn't his best (see Avery's Tomorrow series for that), I still find it enjoyable. The most notable part of the short today would probably be the part that takes place in "Darkest Africa." Here we have some of the stereotypical portrayals of African natives that were prominent at the time in film and cartoons. It won't sit well with some today so be warned if you're easily offended. All together it's an interesting short with some really good animation and a few funny gags. The hair bit was probably my favorite because I didn't see it coming. Not among Avery's best work but solid.


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