Friday, March 30, 2012
Title: The Calico Dragon
Credits: A Hugh Harman - Rudolf Ising Cartoon
Series: Happy Harmonies
Running time (of viewed version): 7:56
Commercial DVD Availability: Roberta
Synopsis: Girl reads story, falls asleep, toys enter story.
Comments: Establishing shot is a painting of a book, in the context of a bed full of toys watching an ugly little girl read it aloud to them. Raggedy Andy looking guy in a Peter Pan/Robin Hood type outfit. The scotty looks great with the red lines on black body. The patterns in the backgrounds are also impressive. The cartoon is essentially showcasing patterns. Crappy little song interlude with the dragon. I think there's too much DVNR on the dragon tongue. And the hopping bunnies. And several other things. The flat patterned trees pre-sage much later tree theory in animation. The chicks live in a bra nest.