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The Little Match Girl Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1937 3722
Columbia Pictures Corporation
 featuring Orphan Girl

Academy Award Nominee  The Little Match Girl On Video!  The Little Match Girl BCDB Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9/5 stars from 11 users.)

Rarely Seen Gem! 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Del_Walker, January 20, 2006

Possibly the finest color cartoon Columbia ever produced! Beautiful design, an incredible music score, and a story that melts the heart. Leonard Maltin praises it in his tome "Of Mice and Magic", but it has to be seen to be fully appreciated. I'm still wondering how this missed getting the Academy award. A much stronger message film than "The Old Mill", and nearly as dazzling visually! (Wish I could post a frame grab here!)

Del Walker
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Picnic Panic Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1935 VB-3505
Van Beuren Studios
 featuring Molly Moo-Cow, Mr. Coffee Pot, Teapots

Picnic Panic BCDB Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2/5 stars from 3 users.)

Picnic Panic 8 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Del_Walker, October 22, 2005

Picnic Panic is a unique little film. It's actually a color continuation of the earlier "Toddle Tales" series which usually bookended live action footage of some overly cute kids with around a cartoon character adventure. This is probably the best one of the genre simply because the character designs are unique. Three young girls traipse into a kitchen and find an animated Tea Pot trio rather jauntily singing a ditty titled "Rhythm on the Range" ( in this case a cook stove!)

After the little gals break into smiles an old duffer "Mr. Coffee Pot" speaking in a "norvegian" accent tells the tale of an ill fated picnic he and his tea pot wife and tea cup kids experienced, and we zoom off to cartoonland. Some pretty good personality animation is evident, and like "Sunshine Makers", there is a definite sense of happiness that radiates throughout the proceedings. Their picnic is crashed by a cow, who would later be christened "Molly" aand be featured in her own series. Eventually she is chased off having inhaled too much of the exhaust from Mr. Coffee Pots picnic basket automobile, and the film concludes with a reprise of the catchy little jingle heard at the beginning of the story, with the little gals happily laughing at their antics.

Quite different from the average Van Beuren fare, this is a neat little cartoon, and definitly rates as a lost treasure. Can't really call it a classic though, it's rarely seen.

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