Goopy, a dog of no particular personality, but a crackerjack piano player, plays several songs on the stage of a nightclub. We spend a fair amount of time watching the patrons and staff of the nightclub.
Piggy was the Harmon/Ising studio's second attempt to create a star for the Merrie Melodies cartoon series. Piggy replaced Foxy. Foxy lasted for only three cartoons. Piggy's tenure was even... See full synopsis »
Two dogs, courting, go to a dance. On the way, they ride a buckboard that crashes and becomes a wheelbarrow. At the dance, a bear with a shotgun causes trouble, but with some help from a walking stove, our hero fends him off.Written by
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This cartoon was colorized in 1992 by Turner Entertainment Company, with each frame traced over onto a cel. Each cel was then painted in color and photographed over a colored reproduction of each background. See more »
And therefore nothing is really funny. That's my take on it and you may certainly disagree, but this is the principal reason why Harman-Ising Merrie Melodies are not particularly funny -- nor are the versions of popular songs offered here particularly good, given the squeaky-voiced vocal artists offered for your entertainment here.
A great deal of the fun in the Termite Terrace era of animation is not simply that anything can happen, but that you, the audience, knew what was going to happen to poor Daffy Duck when he tried to swindle Bugs. Even the Cartoon Laws of Physics -- such as the best known one, about gravity: gravity will not work upon an object until the object recognizes it is going to fall -- make a rough psychological sense, once you're in on the gag.
Here, alas, the best jokes are poor celebrity caricatures: Rudy Vallee shows up, although he looks more like Harpo Marx to my eyes.
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