Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Monday, April 30, 2007

Cartoon of the Month: "Miss Glory"

After a two-month pause (for causes beyond our control...ahem), welcome back to the usual "Cartoon of the Month" section!
Featured this time, is one of Tex Avery's most unusual and experimental cartoons from the WB period, "Page Miss Glory" (shortened to "Miss Glory" to avoid confusion with the feature film of the same name).
What makes this (uncredited) directorial effort so special is the use of a great Art Deco style, an experimentation that has never been repeated later (unluckily, I have to say, because the visual result is remarkable).
The cartoon is a Busby Berkeley-esque musical, and the above mentioned visual style fits the tone of the genre perfectly, and there's space for some bits of Avery's typical humor.
The innovative tone of the short is also given by the use of unusual shots and camera angles (the drink seen from the inside of a mouth is probably the greatest example).
And to add more fun, watch for caricatures of famed Termite Terrace personalities like Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, Avery himself, Bob Cannon and Melvin Millar!

And now, on with the show!

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Blogger Kelly Toon said...

Oh man!! Ms. Glory was one of my favorites from the old looney tunes VHS tapes. Really amazing style and musical timing was spot-on. Wish it was still available on youtube, thanks for reminding me of it :)

2:15 am

Blogger CartoonSteve said...

Good old reliable Youtube. Here it is on Daily Motion:

11:05 am


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