Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Cartoon a Day: Katnip Kollege

Katnip Kollege
Directed by Cal Dalton & Cal Howard
Available on: Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2

"Katnip Kollege" seems somewhat out of place in the grand scheme of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. More of a cutesy film than is typical of Warner Brothers. Even their cutesy-ish shorts such as "I Love to Singa" had that loony edge to them. That's not really present here.

The premise involves a school of "swingology" attended by a bunch of cats. The class sing swing throughout the day, except for one who ends up wearing the dunce cap. As the short progresses, the dunce finds his rhythm and joins the other cats in a moonlight swing session.

The animation is good, but at times it seems a bit flat and repetitious. It's enjoyable enough, but it just doesn't have the bite you expect from Warner Brothers.

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