Friday, June 29, 2012

093 Parrotville Post Office

Title: Parrotville Post-Office
Studio: Van Beuren
Date: 06/28/35
Directed by
Burt Gillett and Tom Palmer
Music by Winston Sharples
Series: Rainbow Parade
Running time (of viewed version): 7:24
Commercial DVD Availability: TTRP

Synopsis: Destructive children outmaneuver mail robber.

Comments: Those are some red bushy eyebrows on the captain. He wants to make more children with Mrs. Perkins. Is "she's always on time" a joke or a simple reference? Dramatic music. They were still using the style in the Phantom serial in 1943. They don't get tired of the underwear jokes. The Black Parrot Mail Robber has a good attitude. This is clearly not the Foxy Terrier. This is a strongly not funny cartoon. It's unclear why the ribber didn't shoot the captain before he raised the shotgun. 


  1. I love vintage. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. It also should be pointed out how the building is A) THAT close to the railroad line when the we clearly saw the Western-style main street right outside when Mrs.Perkins comes in, and B) whether it functions solely as a post office or a railway station, given the track-side proximity. (Petty sure it counts more as the former, considering neither of the two blurry,cel-painted trains stopped there....)