Viva Buddy (1934)

Viva Buddy ReviewViva Buddy Review

Viva Buddy is a 1934 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a very solid entry.

Having in mind that Viva Buddy happens in Mexico, it isn’t nearly as stereotypical as I thought it would be in portraying Mexican people. It is not great, but not terrible either. The entire short features a very unpromising first half and it is rarely truly memorable, but the second half more than makes up for the slower start as it features quite a lot of memorable moments.

The ending where the two hug was different, unexpected and sweet. The action is mostly well executed and a lot of fun. I liked that brute character and he is the reason to see this film. To me the finest moment of the cartoon came when they were shooting from pistols and from a bed folded into the wall came the Marx Brothers. That was absolutely hilarious and perfectly delivered.

Viva Buddy has a weaker first half, but the second one is very good with a couple of standout, funny moments.

My Rating – 3.5

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