Saturday, 8 October 2011
41. You're Too Careless With Your Kisses (1932)
Release date: September 10, 1932.
Series: Merrie Melodies.
Directed by: Rudolf Ising.
Produced by: Leon Schlesinger (no Harman or Ising credited on iMDB).
Animation: Rollin Hamilton and Larry Martin.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
The wife accuses him by saying the lyrics to the title song, is this meant to be a musical or something? She states that he's "too careless with his kisses" as he pucks her on the cheek whilst dancing. The wife undresses her nighties into her regular clothes and concludes that "she'll have to do the work for him", with the husband bee laughing. Okay, this sequence is quite odd to me - they sing the title song while having an argument. Okay, so Rudolf Ising had to add a song into it because back in the WB animation studio, the staff were forced to.
Looks like this is another type of story where a villain tries to steal the girlfriend in which the man has to save the say in order to have his girl back. Not only will those stories still be going in those Harman-Ising cartoons, but it pretty much continues on in Buddy cartoons.
This cartoon was actually not bad to watch at all. The gags weren't reused too much, and neither were the gags reused badly at all. There were some interesting gags used for weapons that the bees use. It's kind of hard to describe how good or bad this cartoon even was. It certainly wasn't bad, in my taste, but it certainly wasn't great. It was a stronger cartoon than the other Ising Merrie Melodies cartoons that have been made.