Friday, April 27, 2012

061 The Chinese Nightingale

Title: The Chinese Nightingale
Studio: MGM
Date: 04/27/35
Credits: A Hugh Harman - Rudolf Ising Cartoon
Series: Happy Harmonies
Running time (of viewed version): 9:50
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Mechanization claims the job of the emperor's nightingale for awhile.

Comments: I'm not sure if the asian character designs are a bit more stereotypical than they were in Japanese Lanterns, or if they're just more in line with general cartoon designs. Wait, that only held true for the girls in the opening; the emperor is more stereotypical. Maybe the Japanese were less stereotyped than the Chinese. Creepy fingernails. All the birds that aren't the nightingale look interesting; cartoon goes on a bit. Speed talk on the red tipped blackbird. Perhaps it is ungarblable.

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