Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cartoon a Day: Yankee Dood It

Yankee Dood It
1956
Directed by Friz Freleng
Available on: Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 6

This is an odd Looney Tunes short that can be described with 4 words that aren't usually used to describe Looney Tunes..."It Just Ain't Funny."

Now, truth be told, this is really more of an educational short. It uses the story of the elves and shoemaker to teach about business. Seems the shoemaker needs to look to new technology and get past using elves. Elmer Fudd is cast as the head elf. Sylvester the cat is the only other classic character to appear.

There are some great designs that are classic 50's style animation. But, the complete lack of humor and some convoluted plot points (apparently elves turn into mice when the word "Jehosophat" is uttered) make for a disappointing film.

1 comment:

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