Friday, September 23, 2011

095 A Corny Concerto

Title: A Corny Concerto
Studio: Warner Bros.
Date: 09/25/43
Robert Clampett
Robert McKimson
Frank Tashlin
Musical Direction
Carl W. Stalling
Series: Merrie Melodies
Running time (of viewed version): 7:57
Commercial DVD Availability: LTGCv2d4

Synopsis: Clampett desperately tries to get some yucks out of Fantasia.

Comments: Title is, if not exactly animated, isn't static title cards. I've always disliked this cartoon. Silhouette. Fantasia parody. There seem to be interlacing issues on this (there is or was a replacement program for this; PITA). Doughy stomach on Elmer. Porky dressed as Elmer. Dog nose odd. Maybe it's the dramatics that I don't like, maybe it's the dancing, maybe it's the paucity of dialogue. Maybe it's that they seemed to show it all the damn time in the syndicated package. Exposed bra joke. Reverse ugly duckling. Big Clampetty heads on the swanlettes. Having two stories feels wrong; perhaps this is also subject to the comedy rule of threes; the bumpers do not count. Also, there should be a bumper at the end. I think somone likes to rip off Elmer's ill-fitting gloves. The Tales From the Vienna Woods title card is static. The Blue Danube title is static, bit with an effect over it, then it switches to animated cels.

1 comment:

  1. This did get ranked in the 50 Greatest Cartoons. It's hard to attribute that to stupidity.