Monday, June 11, 2012

086 The Puppet Murder Case

Title: The Puppet Murder Case
Studio: Columbia
Date: 06/21/35
Credits: Story
Art Davis
Joe De Nat
Sid Marcus
Series: Scrappy
Running time (of viewed version): 6:49
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Capitalist/socialist conflict. Both are vicious. Capitalist wins.

Comments: I just noticed Scrappy's hands in the credit title are really creepy looking. Cool real world title, sitting on top of wallpaper, I think. I wonder if it's the same design mind that put it behind the wood framed cels. Don't know why it doesn't keep with the genre and name this "Scrappy's Puppet Show". Maybe there'd already been one. Walter Winchell reference with Walter Windshield. Pretty strong sock in the face. Then three more. Revenge! Big haired musicians. Girl with big hair gag again. Bully shaves it tho. Puppets feel like caricatures, but it may just be puppet form. Apparently, kids in 1935 smoked lots of cigars. Shadow. Trial.  Most of the stuff happens in the first half. Kind of a terrifying Twilight Zone sentence to beating by puppet as a puppet. 

1 comment:

  1. This is a very dark cartoon that - even 77 years later - still absolutely freaks out audiences. It's as if Harry Cohn stopped by the Charles Mintz Studio, insisted "make 'em cute, dammit!", while Sid Marcus muttered under his breath "I'll make it cute, asshole."