Thursday, March 29, 2012

045 Do A Good Deed

Title: Do A Good Deed
Studio: Lantz
Date: 03/25/35
Credits: (Carl Laemmle presents, A Walter Lantz cartoon)
Series: Oswald
Running time (of viewed version): 7:00
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Scouts learn the lesson of if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.

Comments: Establishing shot is a flag with text on it. Dissolves to a long shot of group activity. The movement is very regimented and unnatural looking because of it (tho they do not look wrong in terms of the physics of the world). Even the interesting bits like the little rabbit's ears, which have a (slightly) more complex rhythm than everything else around them. Oswald is playing an organ; its sound is reminiscent of an old electric organ that was in my grandparents' basement. A good deed for a woodpecker is a bad deed for the insects. Bear has a very white tongue. Lantz wasn't doing Oswald's voice, was he? It is very bland and uninspiring. Anyone know exactly what Oswald is saying in semafore?

This should represent 25% completion.

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