Friday, May 11, 2012

069 Poor Little Me

1935 Number: 069
Title: Poor Little Me
Studio: MGM
Date: 05/11/35
Credits: A Harman Ising Film
Series: Happy Harmonies
Running time (of viewed version): 10:18
Commercial DVD Availability: David Copperfield DVD

Synopsis: Skunk finds a friend after not having any, then is sucked into own family's cult.

Comments: Skunk singing Just a Gigolo. Skunk family lives at home in a happy cult like atmosphere where the song I recognize as "Jesus Loves Me" has it as "Momma Loves Me" (although this is feasibly the original). Cutting the river. It might be amusing to view this as a version of the ringwraiths from Lord of the Rings... And the moral is that even if you're smelly, you can still hook up with a bunny who can't smell. Creepy Southern cat. For some reason I want to say that's what Tennessee Williams looked like (tho this is not bourne out by Google images)... He sings I'll be glad when you're dead you rascal you tho, the Louis Armstrong song from the '32 Fleischer cartoon. In the end tho, the skunk and the rabbit are not allowed to mix. Mirrored pool. "We're not like other folks." Presumably "I've Got a Cold In My Nose" was a hit at the time. The bunny grabs you by the wrist, drags you along, says "c'mon, let's play; you swing me!" then gets her legs up in the air. Good times. Bakshi-esque design on the cat. Interesting but unpleasant repeated cat freak out.

1 comment:

  1. This is the one that gives me gruesome ideas of what Tom and Jerry might have looked like if they'd been created five years earlier.