Friday, November 26, 2010
Title: The Millionaire Hobo
Joe De Nat
Running time (of viewed version): 6:36
Synopsis: Hobo inherits cats instead of money, a fact he misses, and then overspends.
Comments: There's a complicated looking shot of the hobo walking towards the horizon; the ground is animated rolling towards him, tree background elements are moved up, a hill level is moved up at a slower rate, and the very background clouds and sky do not move at all. Mel Blanc is the hobo. Scrappy is barely in the cartoon, to deliver the mail. Old "walk this way" gag. Scrappy trying to point out the bit about the cats actually ruins the joke. It would be funnier to just have him and us not know, over buy, then have it revealed to all of us together at the end.