Monday, February 13, 2012

020 Country Boy

Title: Country Boy
Studio: Warner Bros.
Date: 02/09/35
Isadore Freleng
Musical Score
Norman Spencer
Bob McKimson - Paul Smith
Series: Merrie Melodies
Running time (of viewed version): 6:49
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Rabbit leads life of crime.

Comments: Primitive rabbit designs. Primitive colors. "I'll sock him right in the can"; did can not mean butt in 1935? Carrots seem to have fish bones. Newer sound sound effect on the beets? That lawnmower is a thresher accident waiting to happen. The song runs over the titles and into the actual cartoon (establishing shot of the home tree, zooms in). The beating doesn't come at the end of the story, but in the first third, and Peter learns nothing from it, as in real life.

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  1. I think he's singing about socking him in the "pan" (face), not "can."

    The primitive rabbit designs seem a deliberate attempt to imitate Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit, right down to the styles of clothing worn. (Steven Hartley has already made the comparison to the first of the children's books—the plotline is similar, too.)

  2. Steven's post:
    Seems like a good theory.