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Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (14 reviews)

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Old Mother Hubbard Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1935 MPAA #: 04763
P. A. Powers
 featuring Old Mother Hubbard, Dog, Old King Cole

Old Mother Hubbard On Video!  Old Mother Hubbard BCDB Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5/5 stars from 7 users.)

Cheer up? I'm not so sure 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: mistie710, March 29, 2006

It has been levelled at Ub Iwerks that his studio's productions were often well crafted but somewhat dull in comparison with contemporary cartoons, say those of WB, Fleischer, MGM and so on. This is possibly as good an example as any, since it doesn't really have much of a story. Old woman makes good? Dancing and singing dog works healing miracle? Well, the references to Maurice Chevalier are doomed to date (how many people actually remember who he was, let alone what he sounded like?)

To be fair to the cartoon, there are a few screen gags that save it from complete banality, but it is ultimately forgettable. It just isn't the cartoon it used to wuz!
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Little Boy Blue Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1936
P. A. Powers
 featuring Big Bad Wolf, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo Peep, Sheep

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Little Boy Blew it 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: mistie710, March 29, 2006

Another ultimately forgettable Iwerks cartoon. It falls into the same trap as so many cartoons of its day do in that it relies heavily on the "good vs. bad" vaudeville cliche. The scarecrow character could even be called mildly scary, whilst some of the animal designs look very odd indeed, especially the sheep. The story of Boy Blue has been told elsewhere, and somewhat better too.
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Mary's Little Lamb Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1935
P. A. Powers
 featuring Mary, Lamb, Schoolchildren, Schoolteacher

Mary's Little Lamb On Video!  Mary's Little Lamb BCDB Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5/5 stars from 3 users.)

School's in 8 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: mistie710, March 29, 2006

OK, I'll admit it. Of all the Iwerks stuff I've seen outside his Disney collaborations, this is possibly as good as I've seen so far, although the telling and retelling of the lamb coming out instead of the correct performer was a little unnecessary. The teacher was certainly a good character, however, reminding me of an elder Olive Oyl in some respects, and a few live action characters such as the St. Trinions mistresses, and Mary herself was... interesting. Did they really allow her to show her knickers off that much? Ah well, if Betty Boop can show her garter... CURSE YOU, HAYS OFFICE!!!

No. This isn't a brilliant cartoon by any means, but it has its redeeming features, and that's as far as I can go.
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