Prest-O Change-O (1939)

Prest-O Change-O ReviewPrest-O Change-O Review

Prest-O Change-O is a 1939 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a solid film.

It stars Two Curious Puppies and the early prototype of Bugs Bunny. He is a magician rabbit here and he pesters the poor dogs. I liked the premise of course as it is ripe for cartoon humor, but the film ended up being far from hilarious. Some gags are certainly quite nice and well executed, but none of them particularly stands out.

I liked the animation and some of the action here. The dogs are cute and endearing too. But the rabbit is somewhat subdued here which I do not like. I want him to be crazy and energetic and here he just wasn’t. The same goes for the entire cartoon which is rather slow for the premise to pull off. And that ending is not the greatest.

Prest-O Change-O has a couple of good scenes and a great premise, but it isn’t funny or exuberant enough.

My Rating – 3.8

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