This particular short is one of the most ambitious of the Famous Studios cartoons in layout and overall design.
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I’m happy to *finally* announce that the new Blu-rays, Mid Century Modern, Volume 1 and 2, have arrived— so it seemed like a good day to talk about them a little.
This is one of my favorite ‘oddball’ educational shorts. It appears to have been originally produced as a silent short then revamped with new footage in the early 30s.
This print of A Swiss Trick is 35mm nitrate. We’ve left it tinted as the original print was. Note that the film is in ‘Movietone’ aspect ratio, where the picture is now taller to accommodate the soundtrack.
Here’s a Scrappy, Sassy Cats, that’s pretty fun — and I think it’s a good example of the Columbia Scrappys at their best.
A Busy Day (1940), the second in a series of Gran’Pop cartoons from Cartoon Films, Ltd – the studio Ub Iwerks owned after parting with Celebrity Productions.