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Wacky Blackout (1942)

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We tour a farm and see how the various animals are preparing for the war, in a series of blackout skits.



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Uncredited cast:
Various (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ...
Cow / Mother Bird (voice) (uncredited)
Narrator / Various characters (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)


We tour a farm and see how the various animals are preparing for the war, in a series of blackout skits.

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11 July 1942 (USA)  »

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Bob Clampett moves into his really wacky phase
5 November 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Following some mildly risqué opening credits, we get treated to a series of spot gags on a farm, often relating to World War II. One features a baby bird who looks like the early version of Tweety* in "A Tale of Two Kitties". The part about the swallows and San Juan Capistrano seems to predict Robert McKimson's "Swallow the Leader".

It was around this time when Bob Clampett's cartoons started getting truly wacky. His cartoons in the late '30s had made use of his affinity for shape-shifting, but during WWII he went all out and pretty much became Termite Terrace's star director. While his spot gags didn't quite reach the quality achieved by Tex Avery, he definitely created some funny ones.

All in all, "Wacky Blackout" is certainly worth seeing.

*While Sylvester and Tweety are known as Friz Freleng's characters, Bob Clampett debuted Tweety.

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