Friday, September 30, 2011

097 Room and Bored

Title: Room and Bored
Studio: Columbia
Date: 09/30/43
Credits: -
Series: Fox and Crow
Running time (of viewed version): 7:08
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Fox looks for roommate. Crow is as good a roommate as Michael Keaton in Pacific Heights.

Comments: Fez and fiddle. They fake you out by putting the text after some animation. Still they rely on opening, more or less, text. Sneering bust. Lots of pinups and other decorations. Interesting "Came the Dawn" bit, with its Mad magazine human face; Somewhere in Egypt was similar re: the sphinx. Odd confluence. Shooting a toy Japanese boat with a pistol. It keeps seeming like it's about to end, but it doesn't. Except at the actual end of this cartoon as viewed, where it abruptly ends in the midst of a joke about coffee where it doesn't seem like it's about to end. Lots of odd high angles. THe last shot of pouring coffee through his own head kinda looks like a suicide.

75% of the way done. Entry written on May 30, 2011. I blogged all of September '43's cartoons today.

1 comment:

  1. Like I said (or not) I had watched that series on YouTube and I'm starting to like those guys as a fox-lover. This short shows nice character study between the refined, fastidious fox and the rough-neck crow. The shooting of the toy Japanese boat with a pistol and the "rapids ride" down the stairs was funny