Oil's Well is an interesting curio as the second Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short for Walter Lantz but that's it
Just watched this Walter Lantz Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon on YouTube. Not only is this the second Oswald cartoon for Lantz, it's also Lantz' second as producer. In this one, Oswald is wooing his girlfriend (who looks like a cat) on a canoe. Like Felix the Cat, Oswald sometimes uses his tail for something other than wagging, in this case, he uses it as an outboard motor to bring the boat to shore. It's there that he proposes marriage to her but her father (who looks like a dog leading me to believe she was adopted) takes her away as he doesn't approve of Oswald. Undeterred, Oswald uses his car (which was previously the canoe) to jack up to her apartment to woo her with his trombone which she rides on back to the car. The father follows right behind on a stolen delivery stork which he uses to shoot stork's eggs at the rabbit. When they all fall to the ground, the father makes Oswald dig his own grave but all is forgiven when the Lucky Rabbit strikes oil...Some of the gags I mentioned were pretty amusing but this was a pretty blah cartoon for me especially when the music and sound effects were once again off sync though since this was an early sound film, I guess that's understandable. And the print I saw wasn't very good. But if you're interested in early sound animation, Oil's Well is at least worth a look.
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