Friday, December 16, 2011
Title: The Hopeful Donkey
Running time (of viewed version): 6:14
Commercial DVD Availability: -
Synopsis: A retelling of the Brementown musicians folk tale.
Comments: Same narrator as Chicken Little? Establishing shot of a character eating oats. Throwback design on the farmer. Cartoony tho. They bothered to have the farmer walk closer to the camera and become larger while they controlled his perspective so he would avoid the fence, so don't tell me Terry (the studio) didn't give a crap. The farmer is on his way to dig a grave for the donkey. Which would be grim except that it means he's not going to use every part of the animal, so it's more of a tribute. It's a wonderful donkey shaped grave. Dog and donkey both seem very simple in design. Fairly high falutin' dialogue for the animals. The chicken seems to just be shirking its duty by refusing to be eaten, while the others were simply going to be executed/left to die. Robbers with sneak walk. Point a gun at a goose and say "lay". Then it goes all "Clue" the movie and has an alternate ending. In the alternate ending, the robbers are apparently not scared and are left to their booty. Probably some of the worst looking characters for the year.
Last Terry cartoon for the year.