Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Herring Murder Mystery

Greg Ford wrote years ago something along the lines of "Columbia cartoons are either just really weird or really bad." I think this one definitely falls into the former, but I still found it entertaining. I love the design and voice of the Puzzlewitz character (this one was his only color appearance). Emery Hawkins and Volus Jones were most likely animators on this one too.

I don't know much about the director of this cartoon, Dun Roman, other than this was the only theatrical short he directed, and he was credited for the story of the Columbia cartoon "Mass Mouse Meeting" (ouch). He also was a director for Jay Ward on Rocky & Bullwinkle.

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