Friday, April 30, 2010
Title: Leave Well Enough Alone
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Seymour Kneitel and Abner Mathews
Running time (of viewed version): 5:53
Synopsis: Popeye, like PETA, frees a bunch of companion animals to a life of misery and early death, until he listens to a parrot and learns the beauty of thermodynamics.
Comments: The opening is certainly a jaunty little song and dance for Popeye; the parrot's, not as much (tho it sounds like a pale rip off of the Betty Boop theme). They made sure to say pomeranian more than once (tho the second time may be "popperanian"). There's plenty of the no lip sync running comments in this cartoon. The parrot looks like he might be dead for awhile. There are limited locations in this, but I'm not sure if it saved many backgrounds; there are sufficient angles on things that I think the savings may have been minimal.