In his first cartoon, Sourpuss has bright colored fur. He romances an Owl and takes her out on his boat, like the nursery rhyme has it. She seems mesmerised by him just as long as he strums... See full summary »

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In his first cartoon, Sourpuss has bright colored fur. He romances an Owl and takes her out on his boat, like the nursery rhyme has it. She seems mesmerised by him just as long as he strums his guitar. Her real boyfriend is so dejected he tries doing himself in, but soon he stops their wedding just in time. Written by Western One

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31 January 1939 (USA)  »

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The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea in a Beauitful Pea-green Boat
27 July 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Sourpuss -- doing as exact an impression of Jimmy Durante as the uncredited voice artist could manage -- steals the affections of his lady-love from another owl doing an Ed Wynn impression using the mystical powers of his guitar. There's a brief interlude as the two head to a Justice of the Peace before the two owls are reunited.

There's nothing of Edward Lear's poem in this Paul Terry cartoon aimed squarely at the kiddy market, with nothing for the adult caught in the theater except that it's in Technicolor ... The copy I looked at had very poor preservation on the color elements. Although that might have some bearing on my poor opinion of it, the lack of any decent jokes probably has more bearing. To my taste it's another poor effort in Terry's long career.


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