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Rail-rodents Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1954 MPAA: # 5629
Famous Studios
 featuring Herman, Katnip

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Rail-Rodents 4 out of 5 stars

Routine and forgettable

Reviewed by: Exciterlamp, August 12, 2005

The cat and mouse theme (or, in the case of Warner Bros, cat and canary or coyote and roadrunner), in which the prey invariably outwits the predator, has been the staple of hundreds of cartoons, and repetition is inevitable. But what distinguishes the classic Tom & Jerry, Sylvester and Roadrunner cartoons and lifts them from the rut are the characterisations and, particularly in the case of the Warner’s cartoons, the sharp cynical edge which gives them a freshness which belies their age.

Herman and Katnip, by comparison, are simply dull. The animation is faultless, but the characters, both in terms of drawing and personality, are bland in the extreme.

After the first minute you are aware that you are in for a long haul and, despite the fact that a cartoon is the ultimate in fantasy, you even begin to wonder why a freight train would have a refrigerated truck (except to freeze the cat), an agricultural machinery wagon (except to chop him into pieces), a crane (except to hit him with the hook) and a cannon (except to fire him to the North pole).

All in all, routine, uninspired and forgettable.

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The Thrifty Pig Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
Walt Disney Studios
 featuring Fiddler Pig, Fife Pig, Practical Pig, The Big Bad Wolf

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The Thrifty Pig 10 out of 5 stars

The Big Bad Wolf alias Adolph Hitler.

Reviewed by: Exciterlamp, April 09, 2004

The Thrifty Pig follows the story line of "The Three Little Pigs", using the original animation, only now Practical Pig builds his house out of brick shaped war bonds and the Big Bad Wolf wears a swastika armband. Finally defeated, the wolf runs into the distance as the pigs hurl war bonds at him.
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