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I saw a video of this film two days ago. The print shown there was
probably shown in France because it has a French title of Zizi, Colleur
D'Affiches. Despite this, the dialog is still in English. I also
immediately learned the film's original American title, thanks to the
uploader who mentioned it at the video's info text.
The cartoon shows Krazy whose job is to put posters in town. He later visits his sweetheart's home where a neighbor kid runs away with his horse. I could tell the print I watched may be incomplete because it shows Krazy already at the house without showing him go there.
The film is as entertaining as any Krazy short. Like a few good characters at the time, Krazy is a complete package of being cute and funny.
Not so long ago, I wasn't a horror film fan. But my interest in those
films started after I read a news on the internet about an incident
that happened in the United Kingdom. There, a cinema was jam-packed by
mainly children who came in to watch Madagascar 3. However, a mistake
occurred. Instead of putting Madagascar 3, the projectionist put in
Paranormal Activity 4. This triggered a large scream coming from the
cinema, causing some shocked kids to go home immediately, although some
remained to finally watched the film they came for. Some time later, a
woman, who was watching with her kids, describes the films in the
Paranormal Activity series as the scariest of horror films. Because of
that, it made me wonder just how scary those films are.
Days after that, I purchase a VCD of the first Paranormal Activity film and watched it. Although it is a homemade film, what perhaps made it score well in the box office is that it has original themes. In the film, each night is counted and monitored. And as the movie progresses, the things that happen at night get more and more bizarre. This is definitely one of the best films in the horror genre.
This cartoon is one of the shorts Walt Disney produced after his
contract in the Oswald business concluded. It also among the earliest
cartoons to feature Mickey Mouse.
One thing that intrigues me is the girl mouse who wears pumps that are too big for her (She probably borrowed them from her mom.). When she dances with Mickey, her heels would often slip out. And when the villainous cat captures her, the shoes fell off. I think it would be more interesting if we get to see the shoes actually come off (We can't see it because she was swung past the edge of the screen.).
Anyway, the cartoon is quite fun to watch. Mickey will come to the rescue.
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While most of the Oswald shorts released during the Winkler era have
been lost, this one is among the few that survived. Seeing this before
at a video sharing site, Yanky Clippers has no music track, and some of
the sequences near the end are mixed up. But the story itself is
One of the comical things in the short is every time Oswald shaves a dog, its furs keep growing. Oswald then realizes the dog has been drinking a bottle of hair-growing formula.
Perhaps the most hilarious scenes occur after Oswald disguises himself as a girl to charm a bear customer who came for a manicure. When they decided to go out on a car ride, the madly in-loved bear picks up Oswald and starts kissing him. Oswald was able to get out of the bear's arms but gets chased in the remainder of the film. Anyway, the rabbit was able to get the pursuer away him.
Definitely the funniest Winkler Oswald.
If there's a Marvel superhero whose qualities compare to those of
Superman, it's Thor. I mean both heroes are beings from different
worlds but have been sent to Earth. Also, both can fly and have
significant attack power.
As of today, Thor may not be near the popularity level of other Marvel heroes like Spiderman, Captain America, or the Incredible Hulk. But with his new film which did very well in the box office, I could tell this could be his time to shine.
The film itself is as good as any quality superhero film. What I really like in it are the strong emotion and the dramatic events.
It doesn't get better than this. After some improvements a year
earlier, Oswald's image has reached its peak. During his early days on
screen, the rabbit wore nothing other than his trademark shorts. But
overtime, Walter Lantz made Oswald more decent by putting on more
outfit. It should be noted that the inclusion of things like gloves and
shoes are a Disney influence, considering Mickey was among the first
characters to wear such stuff.
As for the film, the gags are adequately humorous. Also, the soundtrack composed by James Dietrich is pretty catchy. Although the big predator loses something in the beginning, things still ended up good for both Oswald and that huge animal.
Disney may have left Oswald in 1928 but his influence on the character would live on for the next seven years.
When I saw clips of this film in advertisements, I thought this was a
film featuring real life toys moving in stop-motion. It was not until I
watched the film in VHS that I found out that the film uses CGI.
Although traditionally animated movies were still popular upon Toy
Story's release, moviegoers slowly began shifting to computer animated
media. A few years after the year 2000 is when the general public began
favoring CGI films a lot more.
Personally, I still like traditional animated films because they provide a more storybook-like picture. Computer animated films are indeed more complex although they make film look more like video game rather than a movie.
As for the film here, the acting is well done and the plot is as good as any high class film.
In this chapter, we mark the end of Krazy Kat's silent days. As with
most characters who started with silent films, 1929 was definitely the
time where most studios made the transition to audio.
Here, we have Krazy who has been hired to watch three kittens. Under the authority of an overweight and bossy lady, he has to watch them every minute and therefore has little time relax. When he had enough of the lady's nagging and the kittens' annoying antics, Krazy decides to say goodbye to the house and have some peace in the outside.
Three tunes are used in this film. All of which are catchy and empathic. I kinda feel sorry for Krazy on how the story goes in the later parts. But at the same time, I couldn't deny the quality of the music.
After being shown in comic strips for three years, Krazy was shown in more than 200 films. It's quite a pity all those weren't enough to gather him considerable fame.
The story is obviously a remake of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a tale
attributed to Aesop. But instead of a boy who makes false alarms, it's
a pair of sheep. Oswald tells them if they see a wolf, all they have to
do is call. However, they would call out just for fun even when nothing
is going wrong. They do so, twice.
In one of his few attempts to spice up the character he won in a poker game, Lantz created this musical film which is a rarity in the series. The catchy music in the film is the work of James Dietrich who has been providing sound to the cartoons since 1931. Also, some cuteness and decent humor really make up the score.
I watched this short film a few times on YouTube. Different from the
original version, the cartoon shown there was presented in its
alternate title Alaska Daze. The real title to this was hinted to me by
a user of the website who commented on it. After that, I made a brief
research on the web, and I figured that user was right.
The animators of this cartoon certainly made good choices of what music to use. Also what's shown there gives a good message that a lot of fun things can be done in the snow. The story features Krazy and his girlfriend (I just wonder what animal is she) do some ice skating on an outdoor rink.
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