A look into the whole cupid operation; we see how the process is supposed to work, with cupids practicing their archery, and the couples handed off to the stork. But there's one particularly resistant couple (the man is a W.C. Fields caricature) who takes the whole crew to finally corral. Written by
Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
As a history teacher and lover of films, I occasionally like watching cartoons that have been banned, as they tell us a lot about our society and how far we have come over the years. What was perfectly acceptable decades ago is now, in some cases, seen as gross and inappropriate. Occasionally, these cartoons which have been removed from screening aren't particularly offensive but often, as in the case of this cartoon, they are so god-awful it's hard to imagine that people would have laughed at and enjoyed these films! Thirteen of these cartoons have been packaged together on a DVD entitled "Cartoon Crazys: Banned and Censored" and while the print quality of many of the cartoons is less than stellar, it's a great chance to see how sensibilities have changed.
Of all the cartoons in the set, this one is probably one of the least offensive and I really can't see why it was banned. Supposedly it was mostly because the cupids are naked, though they were NOT anatomically correct, so who cares?! However, I would have liked to see this pile of crud banned simply because it's a bad cartoon--with a stupid story, sloppy animation and it features a lousy imitation of W.C. Fields. Oddly, while the other main character didn't look like Edna May Oliver, it sure sounded like her.
Dull, dull, dull--this one isn't worth seeing unless you are a glutton for punishment. Plus the poor print with overly saturated reds practically made my eyes bleed!!
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