This is the first Warner Bros. cartoons that have been part of a category called the Censored Eleven, because the cartoon stereotyped a character there named Uncle Tom, we'll find out more on this review. Also, the last appearance of Piggy and Fluffy.
Release date: November 28, 1931.
Series: Merrie Melodies.
Directed by: Rudolf Ising.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Paul Smith.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
The ship finally docks to the harbor, and there are passengers waiting to board the ship that are cheering, Fluffy is one of them that boards the ship to get ready, and as she gets on, she says "Goodbye," to Uncle Tom. In the meantime, as the ship sails - there is a band that plays on the deck - again.
The gag where Piggy spots what looks like a rock is similar to the one in Bosko Shipwrecked.
In fact, I haven't even mentioned about Uncle Tom yet and why it's part of the Censored Eleven. The main reason why it's part of the censored eleven, partly because the character is called Uncle Tom and stereotyping folklore on black people, and Uncle Tom was a fictional character who was black. I've always thought that Uncle Tom looked like Uncle Remus, a bit.
That's the end of my review in this cartoon, when I saw this cartoon (already knowing it was part of the Censored 11) I didn't think the cartoon was VERY racist at all, but I guess the reason why it was in that group because it's stereotyping Uncle Tom who is a black stereotypes, and Uncle Tom was a character created by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I also thought the design for Uncle Tom didn't look very noticeable as a black person when I saw it, I thought it looked like another "ink" person, but with the mention of "Uncle Tom", it did give it away.
This was quite a crazy cartoon, and also quite an adventure, with the skeletons, and villains. They reused a lot of footage from Disney cartoons like in Steamboat Willie or The Skeleton Dance, which was largely noticeable