Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Title: Hiss and Make Up
Series: Merrie Melodies (on a Blue Ribbon release)
Running time (of viewed version): 8:02
Commercial DVD Availability: -
Synopsis: When it's cat versus dog, bird wins. Except he also loses.
Comments: Everyone looks oddly designed for WB, tho they all look WB. The dog looks similar to the dogs in Hi Diddle Diddle. The animals don't have very good plans. Backgrounds are quality, but odd. Air raid warden joke. It's winter in this thing. Almost like proto characters (granny, tweety, sylvester). Horrific teeth prison at the end. My instinct is a cartoon with hiss in the title should have a snake, but I can see how it could be for a cat; I wonder if it's an individual thing, or a shift in the zeitgeist.
Dogs from Hi Diddle Diddle for comparison: