Friday, 23 April 2021

Dancing Drunk Dwarves

The Merry Dwarfs (1929) is an exercise in timing everything (namely dancing) to music. At the end two of the dwarves land in a barrel of beer and drunken move around. Since they’re drunk, the ground moves, too.

It’s fun to watch, but Disney soon had to move past this kind of short with the addition of a story or stronger gags. The Fleischer cartoons in New York, arguably, were funnier because of oddities and inanimate objects becoming animate for a brief time.

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