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Wacky Wildlife (1940) Online

Wacky Wildlife (1940) Online
Original Title :
Wacky Wildlife
Genre :
Movie / Animation / Family / Short / Comedy
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Directror :
Tex Avery
Cast :
Mel Blanc,Robert C. Bruce,Bernice Hansen
Writer :
Dave Monahan
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Wacky Wildlife (1940) Online

A series of typical Avery spot gags set around wild animals. A dainty deer drinks very loudly and rudely from a lake. A pack rat swaps an egg and an acorn, then back again ("monotonous, isn't it?"). A flock of ducks lands; a hunter fires; all fly away, except one with an American flag on its side. A termite fells a huge tree. A cowboy rides across the plains well, no; his horse is just slapping itself with the front hooves. A coyote calls to its mate: "Hey, Mabel, come on out!" A camel contradicts the narrator, saying he's really thirsty. A wild dog: because of the lumbermen.
Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc Mel Blanc - Deer / Bird / Bob Cat / Mouse / Alligator / Pig / Termite / Coyote / Wild Dog (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce Robert C. Bruce - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen - Bluebird Chick (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce - Tom Cat (voice) (uncredited)

User reviews



Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best cartoons ever made by anybody. 'Wacky Wildlife' has many of Avery's trademarks, without being one of his best. It may not be one of his overall funniest or most imaginative and structurally it's a little episodic, but it's well made and clever and the wit, colour and wackiness as well as some fun characters are evident.

It is no surprise that, as with a vast majority of Avery's cartoons regardless of the period, the animation is excellent. Beautifully drawn, very detailed and the colours are vibrant.

Carl Stalling's music score is typically lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with lively and energetic rhythms, it's also beautifully synchronised with the action and gestures/expressions and even enhances the impact.

'Wacky Wildlife' is clever and amusing, the animals are suitably wild and the timing is spot on. The narration entertains and educates and the voice acting is solid, perfect in the case of Robert C Bruce.

Overall, well made and enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox


. . . WACKY WILDLIFE, a brief cartoon from Warner Bros.' always prophetic Animated Shorts Seers division (aka, the Looney Tuners), a clairvoyant bunch who could always be counted upon to alert the Posterity of Our USA Homeland as to America's upcoming Calamities, Catastrophes, Cataclysms, and Apocalypti? Since this effort is directed by eventual sell-out defector Tex Avery, the least perceptive Looney Tunes director Warner Bros. ever tolerated, the answer might appear to be "Not much." Shallow Tex, as his name implies, always took any shortcut toward a cheap pun or stale sight gag. WACKY WILDLIFE is chock full of such material, best summed up by the phrase "Same old, same old." Perhaps the final bit of this eight-minute brief is the clearest warning to We of the Future, slipped in under Tex's nose despite his best efforts to neuter and cheapen this product down to the level of his prospective employers at MGM, the Hana Barbera folks. This closure shows a wild dog angrily reacting to Red Commie KGB Chief Vlad "The Mad Russian" Putin's Environmental Pollution Czar, the Deplorable Scott Pruitt, clear-cutting America's forests in an attempt to make our formerly Great Homeland as much of an eyesore as Mother Russia.