Oswald in Melies Land
boblipton from New York City
5 June 2014
Pete kicks Oswald really hard to get him out of the way: so hard he
winds up on Mars. Asked who he is, he sings "Lucky Rabbit".
This cartoon is largely a synchronized one, but there are two sequences
in which they are fully sound cartoons: two song sequences. It's a very
good effort for fans of old movies, in part because the voyage to Mars
looks like one of Georges Melies' space fantasies like "A Trip to the
Moon" or "The Voyage Across the Impossible" with its humanized
astronomical objects and acrobatic Martians. It also suggest Bob
Clampett's great PORKY IN WACKYLAND with some of the chimerical
Martians. Tex Avery was one of the animators and I'm sure he tossed
some ideas to Clampett.
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