May 24, 2012

"You Ought to Be in Pictures"

"You Ought to Be in Pictures" (short), 1940. Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit his job in cartoons.

Directed by Friz Freleng. Written by Jack Miller. Starring Mel Blanc.

Concept: 4/4 (Great). Cartoon characters in the real world, working for studios under contract - the people who made Roger Rabbit clearly loved this.
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4). Interestingly novel. Daffy does a dance at one point which is delightful.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.9/4 (Good)

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