|Title card courtesy of Dave Mackey.|
Release date: October 20, 1934.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Supervision: Jack King
Producer: Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Jack Carr (Buddy) and (Cookie) (?).
Animation: Paul Smith and Don Williams.
Music: Bernard Brown.
Thank you for voting - the popular vote was "weakling". Of course he is a weakling - he could barely cut off that small stick of that tiny, skinny tree - but as he only manages to cut it off they fly about and then they drop on top of his head that makes it look like he's wearing antlers.
We see a few gags of sawing the tree such as two lumberjacks sitting on each side of the two-man saw and they are sleeping but still cutting. Another guy is just using a blade to chop the pieces of wood carefully that looks like he's forming some type of circled-shape. Another guy is on his tractor but is also sawing the trees which are by his side. He, of course saws off the tower where a warden is sitting without noticing.
Buddy then walks to the next part of his job as he is springs from a saw and jumps on top of a tree. He uses his two-man saw and jumps with it like playing skiprope. As he is doing that - there are big lumps of tree stomps being chopped off. Another gag that Buddy pulls out of his sleeve is when he comes across a tree trunk that is pretty high from the ground and his job is to cut it in half. He walks up to the goat and kicks it. He runs away, and jumps on top of the trunk patting his rear end encouraging the goat's anger. The goat then cuts the wood in half with his horns.
Wait a second, Cookie is back to being blonde again - but actually; I doesn't matter to me because this must've been from an earlier production number but it was somehow released late. Cookie walks in as she is tossing the fellows some spaghetti on their plates, and they immediately begin and are eating like pigs (what are they going to do with the spaghetti in the middle)?
Cookie notices the bear trying to lick the food and asks the bear to "shoo, get out of here". From the voice I'm hearing of - it definitely doesn't sound like Bernice Hansen doing the voice AT all - another unknown actress. Buddy then walks to that bear and punches him in the face. The bear falls off the table and lands near the fireplace with a pipe stuck on his nose.
Cookie grabs out a shotgun in which she fires directly at the bear's anus. The bear then starts to sneeze ever so violently that the pipe then falls out of his nose, and lands onto a moose head sculpture's nose. The moose then starts to violently sneeze, but the stovepipe falls back into the right position of the fireplace.
My overall output of this cartoon was that it appears to be that Jack King was just too desperate for gags in this cartoon. Although the gags do work well in those cartoons but they just suffer with too much in the cartoon that tires the audience from watching too many. No, Cookie hasn't gone back to a redesign - just made earlier than Viva Buddy (with the modern Cookie). The speed-lines on that tree swirling up earlier in the film are just bad to look it comparing today's standards with great speed-lines but maybe somebody in a 1934 audience might have liked it. I didn't mind the gags in there and all of them were pretty good, but as I said - NOT TOO MUCH in one cartoon that tires me out. Oh, and I should point out that there was a censored scene cut when a Chinese guy shouted "dinner", but we only saw a quick shot of him ringing the bell.