Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Title: The Bird Man
Joe De Nat
Series: Krazy Kat
Running time (of viewed version): 6:52
Commercial DVD Availability: -
Synopsis: Cat learns to fly, is slowly accepted by birds, and strikes head.
Comments: Parrots were more important in '35 than '39. Santa had been trapped in the chimney, like in Gremlins (the '80s feature, not some cartoon)... Krazy is a generic '30s character, trapped in his (the animated one is male, right, not just a butch female with a girlfriend?) '30s barnyard milieu. Interesting subtext; a flying cat is likely to be very good at eating birds. Pleasing sectored shot of the mother bird on the phone. Krazy should be claiming to be a bird cat, not a bird man. Some young bird has a peg leg... Belly dancing worm and a fan dancing bird. The story moves hither and thither with abandon.