Tuesday, April 26, 2011

045 Willoughby's Magic Hat

Title: Willoughby's Magic Hat
Studio: Columbia
Date: 04/30/43
Credits: -
Series: (An Adventure in Animation?)
Running time (of viewed version): 7:12
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Small man with magic hat fights robot for girl.

Comments: (Possible need to reorder this cartoon in the timeline eventually.) Thurl? Popping from still to still in the opening. Claim of taking Samson's hair and making a hat for Hercules. This is close to the truth, as Samson and Hercules are likely both evolved from the same Mediterranean story. See also Melqart. The griffin has a grinch style top hair style. Looks way better than the limited Popeyes. Were there used hat stores at the time? Going to the regular niation, it looks as bad as the Popeyes, with worse backgrounds. The robot looks like Bender from behind. The girl is fairly attractive. The robot seems to be a transformer, too; and he looks a bit like Boris Karloff. It's really mixing your villain burdens when you have a robot, who'se choking a girl, then tying her to railroad tracks. Her headlights are on in one shot.

1 comment:

  1. This is actually a 'Phantasy' reissued for television as 'An Adventure in Animation' (cute title).