A spider runs a hotel for flies where he keeps his guests captive. A pair of fly newlyweds arrive and check in. Fortunately, the husband is "flyweight champion". After a pitched battle ... See full summary »
No one did such a wide range of funny animals in one cartoon the way the Fleischer Bros. did in their Color Classic cartoons of the 1930s, e.g "An Elephant Never Forgets" (1934) and "Dancing on the Moon" (1935). "Bunny Mooning" (1937) is designed along those lines and features all sorts of animals converging on the wedding of Jack and Jill Rabbit in the forest one bright sunny day. Filmed in Technicolor, it gives us a goose barber shaving the quills of a porcupine, a male lion getting a manicure (by grindstone!), a giraffe putting on a succession of stiff collars, a female hippo painting on lipstick, and a bear hair stylist applying a "permanent" to a female elk's antlers (a neat trick since female elks aren't supposed to have antlers). At the wedding ceremony, a monkey uses its tail to chime the flower "bells," a hen sings "Love in Bloom," and a peacock officiates. Wedding gifts include a succession of high chairs of descending sizes, a typical cartoon "rabbit gag."
It's not as filled with incident as the earlier cartoons I mentioned, nor are the gags worthy of any more than a chuckle here and there, but it's still a cute and colorful cartoon and it gives us the chance to hear Mae Questel doing other voices outside of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.
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