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In a small saloon, a man with a banjo begins to sing a song about Lucky Luke, and his recent capture of the Dalton brothers: Joe, William, Jack, and Averell.
After being sent to prison, the brothers receive a surprise visit from an attorney named Augustus Betting. He then explains to them that their Uncle Henry Dalton has been hung. Augustus then informs the Dalton brothers that their Uncle willed them the fortune he accumulated through a lifetime of robberies and hold-ups. However, in order to receive the money, the Dalton brothers must eliminate the judge and jury that sentenced Henry to death. Joe ecstatically wants the names, but is sidelined when the attorney explains that Henry Dalton wanted someone to supervise the executions to be sure they were carried out. Ironically, Henry wishes for Lucky Luke to make sure his last wishes are carried out. The attorney concludes that if the brothers fail to honor Henry's wishes, the fortune will then be donated to charity.
To be honest I'm surprise this movie dosen't have a bigger cult fallowing, as it's one of more unique animated features I saw. It dosen't try to dumbed down anything for the children, create a kid-friednly world or try to have some a moral lesson at the end.
This movie is all about the humor and for most of the time - it's dark! 75% of jokes involves death or if not, they center around such topics drunkenness, religion (to be fair the scene in church is the best part of the movie), there are some non-PC stereotypes (heck, one of the Daltons calls a Chinese person a "Chink") and gun-play.
I for once strongly enjoy it! The animation is old but with great music and colors its creates a fantastic atmosphere. Characters are memorable, notably the four Dalton brothers and what I adore about it is how slowly the story builds - un-like the razel-dazzle cartoons we get today.
Over all - An underestimated animated film I recommend for any body who don't mind dark humor and a very unPC world.
P.S. And yes - If your a Lucky Luke fan you enjoy this movie a such as reading two or three of Lucky Luke books. It's just that good :)
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