Goin’ to Heaven on a Mule (1934)

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Goin’ to Heaven on a Mule is a 1934 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a film that had huge potential, but was executed weakly.

The execution is all wrong here. The film features interesting characters and setting. The ending is just so great and I loved its imagery, it was very interesting to witness and unique. However, the movie should have used that premise much more. In my opinion, the man should have gone to Hades and we should have seen that a bit before he woke up.

This way he woke up at the worst moment possible. Now I know that this is how dreams work, but I do not expect realism in a cartoon. Another thing that I disliked is the character design. The protagonist is very likable, but the design is just so stereotypical and offence that it hurts the movie in the long run.

Goin’ to Heaven on a Mule definitely has an interesting premise and a great ending, but the execution is weak with a wrong emphasis and offensive character design.

My Rating – 3.3

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