Speaking of the Weather (1937)

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Speaking of the Weather is a 1937 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a solid flick.

The problem with this entry is that it isn’t all that original to begin with. For somebody who watches this first, it would seem highly authentic but for animation fans like myself, it actually is a rip-off of many earlier Merry Melodies and Silly Symphonies where book characters come to life.

Regardless of that, this is still a fun short in its craziness. Certainly its pace is overly frenetic, but that led to a very entertaining film which is filled with countless interesting gags and many memorable moments such as the one at the ending and the caricatures of Garbo and Gable are typical, but funny. In my opinion, the parody of ‘The Thin Man’ and William Powell stole the show here as it was a very amusing plot point.

Speaking of the Weather is unoriginal, but well animated, scored and a lot of craziness and fun.

My Rating – 3.5

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