Monday, February 16, 2009

Cartoon a Day: Goo Goo Goliath

Goo Goo Goliath
1954
Directed by Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
Available on: Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 6

I'm a bit behind on my blogging, I actually watched this cartoon last night. We'll see if I get to blogging about the one I just watched tonight or not.

This is an odd cartoon that doesn't feature any of the Looney Tunes stars. The fact that one of it's main characters is the most inebriated stork you've ever seen probably keeps this one off of Cartoon Network as well. The premise is that this drunken stork accidentally delivers a giant baby to an average suburban household rather than to the giant family at the top of the beanstalk.

The gags are mildly amusing. The bit where the baby uses dad's new tires as teething rings was a good gag. But where this short is really interesting to watch is in it's very stylized look. This is the same kind of look that the makers of the "The Incredibles" paid tribute too in the set and character designs of that film.

The semi-documentary format of this short doesn't really fit though. Having a narrator setting up many of the gags is somewhat annoying. But visually, this short is a treat.

1 comment:

a said...

..this is one of my favorite cartoons remembered from childhood...the other is YOB ...really loved all the Drunken Stork ones....had been wondering if these were still in existence and available, so thanks for posting...