This late Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon -- the series would continue for another couple of years with a one-shot revival in the 1940s -- garners its jokes from plays on horror movies, as Oswald -- who seems to run a wax museum -- takes in an orphan, who, in the middle of the night, encounters various evil wax figures who come to life and attempt to tun him into a wax figure, There are some amusing moments and some instants of real terror for he intended market -- apparently very young children -- but it doesn't particularly please me.
My issue with the series is, despite some fairly good individual entries in this series, there is no sense of Oswald other than -- at this stage -- a Mickey Mouse imitator. This is despite the fact that Mickey was invented as an Oswald imitation after Disney lost control of him to Charles Mintz eight years earlier. He is, alas, simply another featureless clown who does various funny things, without being anyone in particular. This is a common feature o a lot of the cartoons of the period, but that doesn't make this one any better.
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