Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Toons You Might've Missed: Bon Bon Parade (1935)

We're starting a new feature here in the Archives that we hope you really like.

Columbia tried to compete with Disney, WB, & MGM for the toon crowd in the 30's & 40's, under the direction of Charles Mintz. Subsequent releases would bear the familiar Screen Gems name in the indicia, so that tells us that brand came full circle when it was revived as a 3rd movie brand in the 90's.

Up today is "Bon Bon Parade", a Color Rhapsody that spins the tale of a street urchin who is magically transported to Candy Land. There are a trio of characters made to look like the Three Stooges, but don't have the voices. As such, "Bon Bon" was included on a Stooges DVD compilation from Sony.

Let me know what you think of this cartoon.

Rating: B.

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