The Tree’s Knees (1931)

The Tree's KneesThe Tree’s Knees Review

The Tree’s Knees is a 1931 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a typical entry that has its memorable moments.

It is very similar in plot to ‘Ain’t Nature Grand!’, but is in my opinion a bit more memorable than that cartoon. Bosko is in the forest and wants to cut a tree, but it defends itself and his baby trees and then the dance ensues. What I liked here is the first half with the second one being a typical, forgettable musical endeavor.

I enjoyed Bosko being tormented by each and every thing in the forest from trees to animals. The highlight has to be the confrontation with the tree as it has some pretty crazy moments. This cartoon is good at showing us the physics-bending craziness of the Looney Tunes. Another highlight is the scene in which the mice play music by using wood, that was absolutely hilarious in its wackiness. But its third act focused way too much on dance sequences thus ruining the movie.

The Tree’s Knees is too musically oriented, but containing a couple of memorable, crazy sequences.

 My Rating – 3.5

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