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Joe Glow, the Firefly (1941)

A firefly with a miner's lighted helmet explores a camper's tent and the various people-sized items that, from his perspective, are gigantic, then utters the cartoon's single line of dialog.

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Joe Glow (voice) (uncredited)
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A firefly with a miner's lighted helmet explores a camper's tent and the various people-sized items that, from his perspective, are gigantic, then utters the cartoon's single line of dialog.

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8 March 1941 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Joe Glow: [the only line spoken in the short] GOOD NIGHT!
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March of the Fairies
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From "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played when Joe crawls under the man's fingers and climbs onto his watch
Also played when the pepper shaker cap smacks into the catsup bottle
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I have a great deal of things to say about this little cartoon...
5 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Firstly, "Joe Glow the Firefly" is very interesting. Unlike most of the shorts from Looney Tunes, this episode includes a one-off character and it is not all about him - the creators of the episode used this short to experiment with perspective (the character is a firefly and he explores a man's face, and other things that are normal to us but huge to an insect).

Secondly, I like this short not only for the interesting perspective part of it, but for the character of Joe Glow the firefly. He is animated in an interesting way and his personality is recognisable, even though he only says a word once, at the end. His personality is cleverly expressed through his face expressions and body language. I think he should have been used in more shorts, as I have explained already, he is a very good character and has a likable personality.

Also, the themes of the episode are interesting, including the perspective theme, the insect theme and the tent theme. All of these work well together.

And lastly, I think this short should be more widely known. It is very well worth watching, beautiful in some ways and very interesting. It is up there with the classic Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons.

I recommend this to people who like silent Warner Bros cartoons, people who like interesting cartoons and to people who like cartoons which save humour til the last moment. Enjoy "Joe Glow the Firefly"! :-)

P.S The music in this short is worth listening to, it is very well done and makes the cartoon more exciting.


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