Friday, June 17, 2011
Title: Tree For Two
Date: 06/21/43 (BoxOffice says 7/16, and this should probably be redated to that, but not right now)
Series: Fox and Crow / Color Rhapsody
Running time (of viewed version): 7:00
Commercial DVD Availability: -
Synopsis: Fox is a tree surgeon; Crow does not appreciate this.
Comments: There's a loveliness to the backgrounds and the designs of these Fox and Crow cartoons, but there's something about it that glances off my deep appreciation. It may be the audio with its loud garish cheap carnival tenor, may be the structure. It may be the lack of likable characters. Awesome closeup of the Crow's foot. War reference in that the tree is classified 4F. The timing on the animation gags seems suboptimal. It's certainly not the kind of timing the dominant studios used. I'm not certain it's objectively worse; it may just be that I've become attenuated to other types of timing. On the other hand, it may actually be objectively worse timing (to the extent that is possible for human aesthetic reactions).