Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Cartoon a Day: Water Babies

Water Babies
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Available on: Walt Disney Treasures - Silly Symphonies

And the award for most bare butts in a Disney movie goes to...you guessed it, the 1935 Silly Symphony "Water Babies."

"Water Babies" is a beautiful color cartoon that still shows some hints of the repetitious, looped style of early animation. However, there are some real advances on display here too, especially in some of the designs used in the boat sequence.

Like many of the Silly Symphonies, this isn't laugh-out-loud funny. It's more cutesy, Anne Geddes has nothing on Walt. A few of the sequences get a little busy, but that doesn't detract from enjoying some beautiful animation.

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