Tuesday, 14 February 2012
110. Buddy Steps Out (1935)
Release date: July 20, 1935.
Series: Looney Tunes
Supervision: Jack King.
Producer: Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Jackie Morrow (Buddy) and Bernice Hansen (Cookie).
Musical Score: Bernard Brown.
Animation: Chas. "Chuck" Jones and Bob Clampett.
The canary inside the cage then flies out to see if Buddy and Cookie have disappeared. The canary then starts to fly out of the house and starts to chirp to some merry songs in the cold air. Brrr. There appears to be some type of snowstorm going on outside in which it the canary doesn't have enough strength to fly past and ends up being snowed back into the house. Poor canary.
The muscly ceramic figure then approaches the scene in which Buddy struggles. He drops Buddy off the window opener and onto the book. The muscly figure then closes the window. Wait a minute; what about the canary - that bird has to get back in somehow. The muscly figure then pulls Buddy out of the bookcase in which he thanks the figure as he returns back into the picture frame. Meanwhile the canary is sitting on top of a roof but then flies back to the house. OH so the canary wasn't forgotten then - good. The bird is sitting on top of a windowsill in the freezing snow. Bless. The canary then starts to use it's backside to wipe the window and pecks on it trying to get anyone to help open the window.
Buddy starts to wipe off some of the snow that has landed onto the canary. Buddy thinks and scratches his head on what he will do to help out Cookie's canary. Buddy then thinks of an idea and carries the frozen canary "Poor birdy", Buddy says. Buddy walks down to the blinds in which he slides down the window blind with the string. He then manages to get up another part of a window blind and he turns on a luminaire. Okay; so what's the plan gonna be?
Buddy ties the cloth around the bird's head in which the canary feels much better. Buddy gets a kiss on the cheek for that. The canary then starts to fly to a radio in which he is about to turn onto a button. The canary then starts to fly back to a box as it looks like and sings in a very chirpy attitude. With the cloth around the canary's head that Buddy did - would this count the canary as being a female then?
Meanwhile there is a joker inside a card that also steps out by doing the similar dance routine that Buddy is doing. As a matter of fact; the dance that the joker is doing is a little more loose in my opinion since he moves a bit more. he lands on a small pot with a similar type of chest draw and comes out with a cigar in his mouth. Meanwhile there is a group of blonde girls inside a can of soup called Gamble's which is of course a spoof to the company Campbell's. Bernice Hansen did the Gamble's soup girls singing. The next part shows a pig inside another merchandise company that associates with ham.
Meanwhile the inanimate clock then looks out the window which is a sign that the real-life Buddy and Cookie are returning home. Buddy and Cookie are walking back to Cookie's house in which they have to fight through a terrible storm. Cookie shouts "Thank God (?) we're nearly home", and Buddy replies "So am I, Cookie". The clock then starts to ring it's alarm as part of the battle stations system. All of the inanimate creates that stepped out to real life then go back into their normal positions, and so does Buddy.
At least this cartoon had a good story that didn't have the real life Buddy around all the time, but the picture-framed Buddy was the star of that cartoon. I like the designs of Cookie here of course as she looks prettier than the other cartoons - in my opinion - and that's all I'll say. The animation and staging of Buddy tap dancing was actually pretty good I have to say. Jack King has proven to be better than Bugs Hardaway of course. Yipee; I have completed this Buddy and I only have ONE more Buddy cartoon left to review and it'll be over! Yes; the Buddy cartoons (well, reviewing them) has gone by really quickly and I'll get to the Porky cartoons soon enough, and Beans the cat (well there are some great Beans cartoons though like A Cartoonist's Nightmare.