Oswald is riding on a camel; he defeats an attacking lion, using the camel's humps as cannonballs. In Cairo, he meets a queen and sings her his theme song; the sphinx and a couple pyramids join in, but the king isn't as happy.

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Oswald is riding on a camel; he defeats an attacking lion, using the camel's humps as cannonballs. In Cairo, he meets a queen and sings her his theme song; the sphinx and a couple pyramids join in, but the king isn't as happy.

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Oswald (the Lucky Rabbit)
Lyrics by Bernie Grossman
Music by James Dietrich
Performed by Pinto Colvig
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Oswald in Africa
12 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Despite Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and his cartoons being popular and well received at the time, they have been vastly overshadowed over time by succeeding animation characters. It is a shame as, while not cartoon masterpieces, they are fascinating for anybody wanting to see what very old animation looked like.

While not perfect, 'Africa' is a big improvement over the previous Lantz Oswald cartoon 'Mexico', which was a lacklustre effort while 'Africa' is pretty good. Not all the Lantz Oswald cartoons are particularly good, there are some average or less ones and a few only worth seeing for historical interest. 'Africa' fortunately is one of the good ones.

The story is flimsy and formulaic with its only purpose being stringing along the gags. While some of the gags are pretty amusing, there are a few poorly timed and unfunny ones.

However, there is not much else wrong. The sound quality for a cartoon so old and techniques still in its early days is not as primitive as it could have been. Oswald is very endearing.

Music is as energetic as ever too. The animation is mostly quite good, with evidence of smoothness and detail. Oswald's movements, expressions and gestures are well done and the detail and smoothness is there. As said, some of the gags work well.

On the whole, good cartoon and one of Lantz-Oswald's better country-themed ones. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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