Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Title: Krazy's Bear Tale
Joe De Nat
Series: Krazy Kat (?)
Running time (of viewed version): 7:10
Synopsis: Krazy Kat (imitating Fred Allen; at least I think it's an imitation) narrates a version of Goldilocks and the Three bears. She ends up staying with them at the end.
Comments: THe ugliest cartoon of the year so far (tho I' not sure I'd say it's the worst so far). Krazy shows up animated for all of 11 seconds standing in front of a microphone. Guess the boys at Screen Gems weren't allowed to not make Krazy Kat kartoons, but no one cared if they more or less ignored him in the cartoon; they also seem to have not cared if the cartoon was bad. I assume Krazy wasn't always in an Allen voice, but time will tell. Allen was notoriously squinty, and the screencap of Krazy I chose is squinty, tho I may be overstating the case with the chosen image as it is not really representative of the overall scene. The papa bear has the funniest vocalizations, really. The narration largely just sits there, presumably trying to be funny simply based on association with the voice. There's a bit with a glamourous brunette who's in the wrong picture; can anyone ID who it's supposed to be (it's almost certainly supposed to be someone, presumably a Columbia actress). Goldilocks kinda looks like Winston Churchill. They simply reverse the animation for the return of the three bears. Just plain talking backwards through magically opening doors. Papa bear's eyes are very weirdly placed from side shots. Papa learns mama is knocked up during the cartoon... Goldilocks sits there with her mouth in a locked open position after discovery as if she is physically incapable of breathing through her nose. Tell me if you can figure out what the roof in the post-discovery shot (second screencap from the bottom) is supposed to be doing. It's consistent with earlier shots of the house, but I don't know what it means...