Wednesday, August 24, 2011

088 Dizzy Newsreel

Title: Dizzy Newsreel
Studio: Columbia
Date: 08/27/43
Produced by Dave Fleischer
Al Geiss
Sam Cobean
Chick Otterstrom
Grant Simmons
Paul Worth
Series: Phantasy
Running time (of viewed version): 6:22
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Random anthropomorphic society blackout gags ahoy.

Comments: Multiscreen opening. Some characters actually seem Fleischery (just not animated that way). Sports, with punning "sport" talk. Awesome background shot. I'm not sure if the monkey jockeys have been recolored for political correctness at some point; it seems like the print pre-dates the likelihood of that, but monkeys shouldn't be so pale. The corner man in the boxing match is still dark, too. Miami reference too, in keeping with the old Fleischer move. Three photo headed farmer; creepy, like Monty Python animation. It ends abruptly. I suspect there's one or more blackout jokes cut at the end. While this lacks any story, the cartoon works. As viewed it ends abruptly; I hope the original cartoon would have had something appropriate to go out on.

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