Friday, September 24, 2010

123 Jeepers Creepers

Title: Jeepers Creepers
Studio: Warner Bros.
Date: 9/23/39
Robert Clampett
Vive Risto
Story by
Ernest Gee
Musical Direction
Carl W. Stalling
Series: Looney Tunes
Running time (of viewed version): 8:43

Synopsis: Porky the cop investigates haunted house.

Comments: The tune Jeepers Creepers plays over the title. Establishing background shot, slowly zooms in, cross fades to another background, with sign gags. Cross fades to silhouette shot. It's almost like a checklist of things they had to include. More silhouettes. Another establishing exterior background pan with a "funny" sign and a slow zoom in, followed by a slower shot of the building exterior ith another zoom. Lots of strange quick camera moves with the crazy howling. Colvig-esque ghost voice, but I'm not sure it's him; at least his "come in" sounds like Mel Blanc. Ghost with its bad posture and big butt looks like a shmoo with arms. Nice spiral staircase. The ghost is the main character, not Porky, but he's still in plenty f the picture. Ends with a blackface gag. The bats look strangely Iwerks or Messmer like. Porky's fear takes are ineffective. There are many spirals in the episode.

1 comment:

  1. That's one of my favorite Porky Pig cartoons. And I recommend it for Halloween