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The Critic (1963)

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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Old Man from Russia: What the hell is this? Must be a cartoon.
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Why this is not in print is a mystery.
2 October 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short won the Academy Award for Animated Short and it deserved the prize! This is marvelously funny and its unavailablity, given the stature of Mel Brooks and the success of his projects with Carl Reiner, is unfortunate and somewhat puzzling. Ernest Pintoff's animation is largely unavailable and that's a shame, because he did some great stuff. Well worth watching. Most highly recommended to all of you wonderful people in the audience. It's better than Saran Wrap!


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