A HAUNTING WE WILL GO (1939)
Article 3619 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-27-2011
Posting Date: 7-12-2011
Directed by Burt Gillett
Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc and Bernice Hansen
What it is: A Walter Lantz Cartune
A baby ghost sets out to scare a young boy named Li’l Eightball who doesn’t believe in ghosts.
You probably won’t be seeing this one pop up on television anytime soon; the character of Li’l Eightball is a little black boy designed in typical stereotype fashion of the time. However, at least the character is played a little against stereotypes; he is initially not scared by the ghosts or their antics, and they have to work extra hard on him. The animation is pretty good and the ghosts are handled with some creativity. Still, it’s only mildly funny.