Cartoon Classics

1519. CARTOON CLASSICS #8 (1932-1934-USA). A POTPOURRI Of ANIMATED SHORTS, STARRING SOME Of THE MOST INTRIGUING CARTOON CREATIONS TO GRACE MOVIE SCREENS DURING THE EARLY 1930S.
1. SULTAN PEPPER (1934-USA). THE LITTLE KING, A CHARACTER BASED ON THE OTTO SOCLOW COMIC STRIP, IS A SQUAT, CHILDISH, ROLY-POLY MONARCH. HE ATTEMPTS TO TEACH HIS DOG SOME TRICKS TO PERFORM IN HONOR Of A VISITING SULTAN AND HIS HAREM, WHO ARE ARRIVING AT THE CASTLE FOR AN EVENING Of MERRIMENT AND SURPRISES.
2. OLD ANYTHING (1933- USA). THE RUBBERY, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY BOSKO AND HIS GIRLFRIEND HONEY ARE THE FEATURED PLAYERS. THEYÕRE JOINED BY A ZOO-FULL Of ANIMALS, WHO ARE HAVING TOO MUCH FUN TO GET ANY WORK DONE ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE. A GOAT’S TRANSFORMATION INTO A HOT-AIR BALLOON IS A SURREAL HIGHLIGHT. DRAWN BY ISADORE “FRIZ” FRELENG.
3. THE 5HANTY WHERE SANTY CLAUS LIVES (1933- USA). A CHRISTMAS FABLE WITH A TWIST A SAD, HOMELESS LITTLE BOY WANDERS THROUGH A SNOWY VILLAGE, AND FINDS HIMSELF IN THE ABODE Of THE ONE AND ONLY SANTA CLAUS. THE LAD PREPARES TO ACCOMPANY ST. NICK ON HIS CHRISTMAS-EVE ROUNDS, BUT THEY FIRST MUST LOAD THEMSELVES UP WITH SOME SINGING, DANCING TOYS. GOOD EXAMPLE Of DEPRESSION-ERA WEALTH FANTASIES.
4. THE LION TAMER (1934- USA). AMOS, ANDY AND THEIR PAL THE KING FISH DRIVE OfF TO A CIRCUS, WHERE ANDY SCHEMES TO SHOW OfF HIS SKILLS AS A TAMER Of THE “WORLD’S WILDEST LION” – WHO ACTUALLY IS TWO Of THEIR PALS, DRESSED IN A LION’S SUIT. THEIR PLAN IS SABOTAGED, AND POOR ANDY UNKNOWINGLY FACES THE REAL THING. FREEMAN GODSEN AND CHARLES CORREU., WHO WERE RADIO’S “AMOS ‘N’ ANDY”-THEN THE HIGHEST RATED PROGRAM ON THE AIR- PROVIDE ALL THE CHARACTERS’ VOICES (AND COULD THAT HOT JAZZ BAND IN THE BACKGROUND BE DUKE ELLINGTON’S?)
5. GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK (1934-USA). ENTER THE FANTASY WORLD Of A LITTLE GIRL AND HER EVEN LITTLER BROTHER. WHILE PLAYING GAMES ONE DAY, THEY ARE CONFRONTED BY A TALKING CLOCK, WHO INTRODUCES THEM TO A COMMUNITY Of MISCHIEF-MAKING CLOCK-CHILDREN. THIS HALF-ANIMATED, HALF-LIVE-ACTION OfFERING WAS PART Of A SHORT-LIVED SERIES TITLED ‘BUN GILLETTÕS TODDLE TALES.”
6. MOLLY MOO COW AND RIP VAN WINKLE (1934-USA). MOLLY MOO COW COMES UPON RIP, WHO IS DEEP INTO HIS LEGENDARY SLEEP. AGAINST HER BETTER JUDGMENT, MOLLY FILLS UP WITH KIP’S ALE. WILL HER DRUNKEN ANTICS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR RIP’S PREMATURE AWAKENING FROM HIS SLUMBER? A MILK SHAKE NEVER TASTED BETTER?
7. THREE LITTLE KITTENS (1933-U5A). AN EMPTY GROCERY STORE BECOMES THE PLAYGROUND FOR THE MISCHIEVOUS TITLE TRIO. THEIR FUN IS ABRUPTLY INTERRUPTED WHEN ONE Of THE KITTENS IS CAPTURED BY A SLIMY RAT.
8. THE MECHANICAL MAN (1932-USA). A PEG-LEGGED, MEAN-SPIRITED INVENTOR ATTEMPTS TO SECURE A HUMAN HEART FOR HIS LATEST CREATION, A ROBOT AS NASTY AS HE IS. IN THE BEST HORROR FILM TRADITION, HE OVERCOMES AN INNOCENT DAMSEL, AND PREPARES HER FOR SACRIFICE. OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT, HER FRIEND, SURELY WILL COME TO HER RESCUE. 59 MINUTES TOTAL. CARTOONS