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Candyland (1935)

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The Sandman makes a call on a young boy and takes him and his puppy to Candyland. There the King of Candyland in the Clouds takes them through his candy-factory where all his workers try to... See full summary »

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The Sandman makes a call on a young boy and takes him and his puppy to Candyland. There the King of Candyland in the Clouds takes them through his candy-factory where all his workers try to outdo one another in showing their artistic candy-work. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Animation | Short

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12 April 1935 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Too Sweet for a Sweet Tooth
7 August 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

At this stage, Walt Disney had a monopoly on three-strip Technicolor for cartoons. As a result, when Walter Lantz wanted to make a color cartoon, he made do with the two-strip variety: bright reds and bright blues, which he used in their pure, bright forms -- pretty good for decorating a candy cane, but lacking any subtlety whatsoever.

That lack of subtlety pretty much defines this cartoon about a small boy who dreams about his trip with his dog to Candyland, where a work force of tiny, rotund men make sweets. A couple of the sequences, like the one about popcorn balls, shows a certain amount of charm and good humor, but mostly it is too sweet for my taste. The saccharine song about Candyland, sang as a soprano chorale, reinforces the result.

The high cost of even two-strip Technicolor meant this one was kept in circulation and no doubt the bright colors kept it popular for several years for the Saturday morning matinée show at the local theaters, but as a whole, it is a way below average cartoon for Lantz in a period when he was struggling a bit -- as, indeed, every cartoon producer seems to have been except for Disney.


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