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Sky Scrappers (1928)

Construction worker Oswald must save his sweetheart when his boss makes advances toward her.

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Construction worker Oswald must save his sweetheart when his boss makes advances toward her.

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USA

Release Date:

23 September 1928 (USA) See more »

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Oswald und der Wolkenkratzer See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Oswald the construction worker
30 March 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Despite Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and his cartoons being popular and well received at the time, they have been vastly overshadowed over time by succeeding Disney characters (like Mickey, Donald and Goofy) and those from Looney Tunes. It is a shame as, while not cartoon masterpieces, they are fascinating for anybody wanting to see what very old animation looked like and what Disney animation was like before Mickey arrived on the scene.

'Sky Scrappers' is not one of the best Oswald cartoons. It is not as good as its consistently funnier, more polished and more polished remake 'Building a Building', and there are Oswald cartoons that meet those three adjectives a little better such as 'Great Guns', 'Bright Lights' and 'Oh What a Knight'.

This said, there is still not much wrong with 'Sky Scrappers'. It's slight and conventional in story and the pacing is at times too hectic (not unusual for an Oswald cartoon at this point).

However, the animation is very good on the other hand, it's crisp and fluid enough with some nice detail especially with animation techniques still in early days. The music is lush and energetic, adding a lot rather than distracting and enhances the cartoon's quality even, the use of sound is never static and helps make the action understandable.

Luckily the gags are numerous and also creative, well-timed and never less than amusing. Oswald is a likable lead character, and the other characters are fun.

In summary, pretty good but not great. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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