Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas: Gifts From the Air

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The 30's didn't produce too many memorable Christmas cartoons but this is one of the better ones: Gifts From the Air (Columbia Color Rhapsody, 1937). The animation is as choppy as you would expect from a Rhapsody, and the plot is full-on sentimental, but there's something appealing about it to me.  





Maybe it's the creepy Santa.

3 comments:

p spector said...

Hey that was fun! It's like Citizen Kane if he'd never left home at the beginning. Maybe that's why it appeals to you -- you're a Rosebud kind of guy and don't know it. (How about that American anime face of the boy?) Thanks!

J.V. (AKA "White Pongo") said...
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J.V. (AKA "White Pongo") said...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy X-mas!