Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Title: Flying Oil
Date: 04/05/35 (I have a question mark in my notes on the date, but I don't know why)
Running time (of viewed version): 5:29
Commercial DVD Availability: -
Synopsis: A man sells oil that actually lets you fly; Farmer Alfalfa doesn't like it.
Comments: Surprise, a Terrytoon that feels clipped at the beginning. Piebald dog again, but also non-piebald dogs. Pianist is very basically designed. A rushing mass of ugly characters. This cartoon appears to perpetuate the snake oil trade, as the magic oil really works. It's not alone in that, it's just that it's more glaring here than in rain pills or Jack and the Beanstalk shorts. Nondescript mice and the ugly Alfalfa are here. That's quite the walk cycle on the huckster. Al has an insane laugh. The blast off smoke from the huckster and Al looks great.