September in the Rain (1937)

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September in the Rain is a 1937 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a pretty weak short.

This is one of the weaker shorts of this year as it is very much a throwback to the shorts from 1935 and before. It is one giant song and dance routine with various musical numbers and one-off cameo characters. Because it is so short (5:50 may just be the shortest runtime of any Merry Melody) and so full of different routines and characters, it feels rushed, overly complicated and not particularly interesting.

I liked the animation and I have to say that I loved the music here. That song near the end that was sung by black characters was very good and I really liked the titular musical number which was very catchy and well sung. This film is again typically racist, but at least the songs are fine.

September in the Rain is not great as the last Warner Bros. animated short of 1937. The animation and score are good, but the plot and characters are uninspired.

My Rating – 3.4

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