Monday, March 21, 2011
Title: Flop Goes the Weasel
Studio: Warner Bros.
Date: 3/20/43 (2/20 in OMAM)
Series: Merrie Melody (in Blue Ribbon retitle)
Running time (of viewed version): 7:37
Commercial DVD Availability: -
Synopsis: Chick pretends to imprint on and then causes problems for weasel.
Comments: That's some non-traditional angles. Unusual racial cartoon: a brown hen, with a kerchief and speaking in dialect, with an unhatched chick speaking in morse code in dialect. Sugar is lacking, a wartime shortage mention. The weasel is Jones dog/cat like. Weasel goes "hyuck hyuck hyuck" like Mel Blanc did for Lil Eightball for Lantz in 1939 (tho weasel is not a black character based on his voice). Much like Droopy, the chick is a step ahead of the weasel. Silhouette scene. Jughead hat, electric washing machine with wringer. So much sneezing. A good cartoon I don't recall from an era I don't expect to find WB theatrical surprises in.