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boblipton from New York City
26 August 2010
A well composed series of gags run from ones involving simply frame
composition all the way out to Keaton-like surrealism in this
well-ordered and executed series of gags-on-a-theme Oswald the Lucky
Rabbit cartoon from Walter Lantz' cartoon team.
At this time, Disney was plowing all his money back into his cartoons,
the Fleischers were giving him stiff competition with their rising
starlet Betty Boop and only Harman and Ising's team, releasing through
Warner Brothers, knew how to make the words really match the cartoon
mouths, so Lantz' team had to rely on good comedy construction.
Like the Fleischers' best cartoons from this period, this is just
piling comedy gag on comedy gag. Where it differs slightly is a lack of
all the dirt that fills Fleischer cartoons and a progression of gags --
not just more frenetic, leading into the final chase sequence -- a
progression into unreality. That gives this a strange sort of plot, and
while the way the cartoon gets out of its final dilemma is a cheat, it
has the sort of construction that fans of Tex Avery enjoy. So it's no
surprise that Tex is credited here, under his real name.
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