“Tin Pan Alley Cats” (1943)

This cartoon is actually very reminiscent of two other “Censored Eleven” cartoons; Sunday Go to Meetin’ Time and Clean Pastures. The only difference between this one and those? This one is actually good. And because the character designs are caricaturized in a completely different way than your typical “blackface,” by also making the lead characters cats, it adds an extra level of separation that makes the gags and mannerisms of the characters feel much less stereotypical. The imagery in this one is creative, the music is great, and it’s actually pretty funny. The main problem is that there’s a section that reuses a lot (and I mean a lot) of the gags from Porky in Wackyland, which, I’m not going to lie, is very distracting. But even so, the high energy, fast pace, as well as its fantastic ending, help this cartoon overcome that unfortunate and pretty glaring flaw.

Rating: 3.5/5


Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: