Gould & Harrison continue to move Krazy Kat into the sound era with this effort set aboard a sailing ship. It's all synchronized sound, in which the gags are timed to a small band under the supervision of Joe DeNat, who would continue with the Mintz organization through its end a decade later.
Gould Harrison were reported to be insane cheapskates, who had produced the silent Krazies for $900 each. Sound added greatly to their costs -- as it did to all branches of film making and exhibition -- and one economy was the simplicity of design of most of the characters. Several of them are simply line illustrations. This made the geometric, all-black Krazy Kat stand out in a cartoon in which several other characters have a large number of gags. Krazy is clearly a lead comic, not the star. The simplicity of the design also makes the print look cleaner and more attractive than most contemporary cartoons.
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