Congo Jazz (1930)

Congo Jazz ReviewCongo Jazz Review

 Congo Jazz is a 1930 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a weaker short.

Bosko is in the jungle and the animals are at first hostile, but once he introduces music to them, they all rejoice in tune. Needless to say, the plot here is slight, if not non-existent. The biggest problem here is that it doesn’t feel like a Looney Tunes cartoon despite a couple of crazy antics. It is more in the vein of Disney with all of that dancing and that tree even looked like the trees from ‘Flowers and Trees‘.

However, this film came before so it is original in that design and the tree featured some pretty provocative imagery which was funny. Bosko is pretty amusing this time around and some of the moments with him teaching the music to animals were pretty entertaining. But the film is overly dependent on its score and music whereas the plot and even characterization come in second.

Congo Jazz has some pretty provocative and funny moments, but it is weaker in terms of storytelling and quite repetitive even.

 My Rating – 3.5

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