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The film consists of two of the group's more famous musical pieces, "Spanish Flea" and "Tijuana Taxi". To the music is very simple animation that sometimes seems to fit the music and is in many ways a precursor to music videos. The other two reviews, so far, loved the film. As for me, it just looked cheap...but I liked the music.
*I watched a recent documentary and found out, to my surprise, that there really was no 'Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass'...at least not initially. It seems that Alpert created his music in a studio with a studio band and only later hired musicians for his 'Tijuana Brass' when the group became popular and offers to have them tour developed. The session artists declined to join him (after all, they were doing very well for themselves already) and he created a band from scratch after the albums became popular! See "The Wrecking Crew" for more on this.
This short by John and Faith Hubley is effectively a music video, taking two of the popular tunes by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass-"Spanish Flea" and "Tijuana Taxi"-and creating animation to tell stories. The first shows a day in the life of a flea. Various animals and people are annoyed to no end by the flea.
The second one shows a taxi driver who has to get his passengers to the airport before their plane leaves. He takes them on quite a ride, running over people and taking them places they don't need to go.
The ending of the second short is cute and the short is well worth seeking out. Recommended.