Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Title: Hook, Line and Sinker
Philip A. Scheib
Running time (of viewed version): 6:40
Synopsis: Gandy and Sourpuss fish separately, Sourpuss does poorly, they team up, and it ends better for Gandy.
Comments: Title over animated water. Gandy plus Sourpuss. Pleasantly colorful. I wonder why the comics made Sourpuss rotten green. Sourpuss's boat rocks, but he stays stock still. Use of gun to encourage worm to go to the hook. Instead of having an effects lens, they seem to have animated the fish in a wavy manner at times. Many are the worm cartoons, few are the gags. Whales are a sailor's natural enemy and must be destroyed. Both the whale and Gandy betray mechanical attributes. Some active camerawork in the whale. It's surprising that the cartoon doesn't end when Gandy dumps the fish. Also surprising: it's not named Hook, Line and Stinker. The music toots right along. The images read well against the grey sky.