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When I Yoo Hoo (1936)

It's the Weavers vs. the Mathews in Hickory Holler. The Weavers are singing (the title song), the Mathews are sleeping. They wake up and start shooting, which ends the song. A Weaver ... See full summary »

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Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
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It's the Weavers vs. the Mathews in Hickory Holler. The Weavers are singing (the title song), the Mathews are sleeping. They wake up and start shooting, which ends the song. A Weaver coonskin cap is shot off, and proves not to be quite dead yet. The sheriff drives up in a very broken-down car and nails up a notice: The feud is to be settled by a rooster fight at Higgins' Barn. The fight is on: The roosters circle each other (getting their necks tangled). They proceed to mix it up, to the William Tell Overture (the storm). The Mathews rooster gets a shot of moonshine, and is soon bashing his opponent. They crash into each other and knock each other out; the sheriff tries declaring either a winner, or a draw, but that only gets the people more riled up; everyone piles into the ring as the roosters watch. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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USA

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English

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27 June 1936 (USA) See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Feuding in Hickory Holler
4 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more through young adults eyes, due to having more knowledge of it, various animation styles, studios, directors and how it all works.

'When I Yoo Hoo' is not one of Friz Freleng's, a director who did many great cartoons and a director held in high admiration by me, best, not being one of his funniest, wittiest or freshest. For relatively early Freleng, 'When I Yoo Hoo' is decent though he would do much better later. It is never what one would call properly hilarious (but is never unfunny), Freleng's later efforts show more evenness and confidence in directing and the story.

It is quite thin in terms of story and the structure is basically an excuse to string the gags along. The gags in the firs half lacked a bit in wit and did lack invention and sometimes energy even. While most of the characters are fun enough, others are not particularly interesting.

However, many of the characters are fun, even if there is no discernible lead.

The cartoon has a lot of very amusing moments in the second half, some variety and there is a good deal of liveliness. The boxing match is wonderfully outlandish and the best parts are riotous.

Animation is very good, it's fluid in movement, crisp in shading and very meticulous in detail. The music is lovely on the ears, lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it. The title song is a highlight.

Conflict is good fun.

In conclusion, decent. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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