A Mad House (1934)

A MAD HOUSE (1934)
Animated Short
Article 3747 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-5-2011
Posting Date: 11-17-2011
Directed by Frank Moser and Paul Terry
Voice actors unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Spooky cartoon

A mad scientist in an old house full of skeletons develops an invisibility formula.

As this was a Terrytoons cartoon, I wasn’t expecting much, but it turned out to be a quite entertaining mishmash. It begins as one of those “dancing skeleton” cartoons that were pretty common at the time, then turns into a mad scientist story, and then veers into a sort of operetta in the style Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (though it predates the team). Overall, while not a great cartoon, it does have its moments, my favorite one being the gags surrounding a skeleton taking a shower.


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