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Alpine Antics (1936)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 9 March 1936 (USA)
Prolog: various animals enjoy winter sports. Beans sees a notice of a ski race, and decides to enter. But so does a bad guy (who looks more than a little like Disney's Pete). The bad guy ... See full summary »

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Jack King
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Bully (voice) (uncredited)
Tommy Bond ... Beans (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Little Kitty (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Prolog: various animals enjoy winter sports. Beans sees a notice of a ski race, and decides to enter. But so does a bad guy (who looks more than a little like Disney's Pete). The bad guy sabotages the other contestants in various ways, takes short cuts, etc. But Beans manages to tie up the bad guy in his own trip line. A duck riding a dachshund knocks the bad guy out for a while; he and Beans trade places a few more times before Beans wins the race, just barely. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1936 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This cartoon was colorized in 1995, with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »

Soundtracks

We Agree Perfectly
(uncredited)
Music by J. Fred Coots
Played when the turtle skates away from his reflection
Also played when the ski race notice is shown
Also played during the race after the villain frees himself from the rope
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Decent if unexceptional
3 August 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes went on to much better things since, but 'Alpine Antics' is a decent if unexceptional early effort.

It does have some great animation and some exciting race scenes with some inventive parts. The music is playful and dynamic, always fitting with the action and never distracting if not quite action-enhancing.

There is some genuine cuteness and some good tension with the villain. The voice work is very good, with Billy Bletcher clearly relishing the role of the villain.

'Alpine Antics' is lacking somewhat in laughs, and is only mildly amusing at best. The story is thin and routine, and of the characters only the villain and Porky stand out. Beans is a serviceable enough lead but is not particularly funny.

In summary, decent cartoon with a lot of good things but there has been better since as well as before actually. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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