Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (6 reviews)

Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (6 reviews)

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The Bowling Alley-Cat Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1942 MPAA #: 08137
MGM
 featuring Tom, Jerry

The Bowling Alley-Cat On Video!  The Bowling Alley-Cat BCDB Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2/5 stars from 8 users.)

The Bowling Alley-Cat 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: James Anatidae, August 12, 2001

This is one of the early Tom & Jerry cartoons and also one of the best. The animation is superb and extremely well done. The antics of both Tom and Jerry as they try to outwit each other are classic. The parts of Tom trying to bowl with a ball that's much too heavy for him are some of the most fluid and natural looking animation of the entire time period. This and another two other sports shorts they made (Tennis Chumps, 1949, and Cue Ball Cat, 1950) have to be on list of top Tom & Jerry cartoons ever. Definitely one of my all-time favorites.
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Daffy Flies North Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1980
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
 featuring Daffy Duck

Daffy Flies North BCDB Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1/5 stars from 5 users.)

Daffy Flies North 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: James Anatidae, August 12, 2001

This work shows just how good those old time Warner Bros. animators really were. The comic timing here is way off, I did not even crack a smile watching this. The jokes are more likely to elicit groans than laughs. The lesson is that if you're going to use these great characters, be sure to put some talent behind them.
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Mouse into Space Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1962 403
Rembrandt Films
 featuring Tom, Jerry, Cosmonaut Dog

Mouse into Space BCDB Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3/5 stars from 11 users.)

Mouse into Space 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: James Anatidae, August 12, 2001

I love Tom & Jerry. I think, along with the work of Tex Avery, the Hanna-Barbera Tom & Jerry cartoons are some of the best theatrical short animation ever. When Hanna and Barbara struck out on their own, MGM felt the need to continue the series without them. They hired Gene Deitch to take over. This was a very poor choice as I see it. Deitch's style is very two-dimensional and not very suited to the action of a Tom & Jerry short. The plots tend to be thin as paper and occasionally disturbing. Plus, in the Deitch shorts, both Tom and Jerry seem to have developed a mean streak. They have never been nice to each other, but in these they seem to sometimes act downright evil when it comes to the other. One of the main complaints with the Deitch Tom & Jerry shorts is the music and sound effects. Both are rather obviously artificial sounding and downright creepy. Probably the worst thing was the way Deitch treated the characters. In this short, you have Tom turned into a drunk tramp. That's just plain wrong. That's in any cartoon, but especially a Tom & Jerry one. Overall, this is a very poor short from a very poor series.
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