Thursday, March 31, 2011

036 Hop And Go

Title: Hop and Go
Studio: Warner Bros.
Date: 03/27/53 (2/6 in OMAM)
Norman McCabe
Cal Dalton
Melvin Millar
Musical Direction
Carl W. Stalling
Series: Looney Tunes
Running time (of viewed version): 7:13
Commercial DVD Availability: LTGCv6d2 (bonus)

Synopsis: Kangaroo is abused by rabbits in a jumping contest.

Comments: Black and white. Pinto Colvig as Claude Hopper; even the silhouette looks like Goofy (in the face at least). The background looks WB-like, but the characters do not. This cartoon is very irritating; not helped by Colvig's voice, as I hate extended idiocy. Why are the rabbits Scottish? And why do they hate Claude? Sounds like some unusual audio. Like effects and music dubbed in at certain points. Cool chalk looking lines in the anti aircraft section. Rabbit hats have color continuity issues. Throw away mammy joke with no racial imagery. I'd say the cartoon might be trying to comment on how strength proud jocks can be goaded into leaving their shattered bodies in the burning rubble of enemy lands, but I just hate it too much to give it that kind of credit.

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