Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (8 reviews)

Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (8 reviews)

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Cinderella Goes To A Party Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1942 4208
Columbia Pictures Corporation
 featuring Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Prince

Cinderella Goes To A Party BCDB Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6/5 stars from 4 users.)

Clever and Funny 5 out of 5 stars

JimH

Reviewed by: JimH, June 27, 2011

This extremely clever toon retells the story of Cinderella through the homefront experience during World War II. This includes the Prince's Ball being a fundraiser for the U.S.O. and the Prince offering a reward for finding the girl who wore the glass slipper in War Bonds. But the best is a reference to the wartime scrap drives where people donated old metal cookware to be converted into weapons including airplanes. In this toon, the Fairly Godmother (after declaring a pumpkin coach passe and not first class) turns the pots and pans in Cinderella's kitchen directly into a B-19 to fly to the ball. Under unlike the aftermath of the scrap drives, Cinderella's airplane turns back to metal cookware at midnight. Other funny stuff has the stepsisters in silhouette convert from extremely skinny and obese into shapely damsels through corsetry or padding (but keeping their hideous faces). And the Prince looks and acts like comic Jerry Colonna. This is a must see!
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Merry Mannequins Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1937 3704
Columbia Pictures Corporation
 featuring Dressmakers' Dummies

Merry Mannequins BCDB Rating: 3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3/5 stars from 2 users.)

Great Graphics 4 out of 5 stars

JimH

Reviewed by: JimH, June 27, 2011

This is the best of Columbia's entries in the Inanimate Objects Come to Life genre. Taking place in a department store at night, clothes display forms Mary Mannequin and Dan Dummy are hit by Cupid's arrow, court to the tune of "I'm Getting Chummy With a Dummy Like You," and get married. What sets this one apart is an attempt for a different character look that relies on the art of John Held Jr. and Otto Soglow, all before Art Deco backgrounds. And when the furniture and appliances decide to set up a honeymoon love nest for the two, we get the usual parade of inanimate objects, but humanized in ways I found irresistible. And for once, things don't go back to normal at dawn, as the furniture and appliances, to return quickly to their stations, run over the newlyweds, leaving the store owners to wonder how the mannequins got so tattered overnight. Smiles all the way!
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The Kangaroo Kid Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1938 3828
Columbia Pictures Corporation
 featuring Father Kangaroo, Son Kangaroo, Mother Kangaroo, Champ, Audience

The Kangaroo Kid BCDB Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3/5 stars from 2 users.)

An Old Plot Done with Panache 4 out of 5 stars

JimH

Reviewed by: JimH, June 27, 2011

"You broke my fiddle!" This is the old roughneck father can't understand his artistic son plot done with panache. A boxing kangaroo father wants his son Elmer to follow him in his career, but the kid wants to be a concert violinist. So Dad forces things by enrolling Elmer in the Golden Gloves but telling him its a concert. So we get Elmer in the ring fiddling "Those Endearing Young Charms" while an opponent three times his size swinging away but unable to punch low enough to hit the kid. But when Elmer does get hit and his violin is broken, he becomes a dynamo and makes short work of his opponent (with a little help from Mom). The gags come fast and furious from beginning to end, making this toon a winner for me.
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