The Big Build-Up (1942)

The Big Build-Up (1942)
Article 5737 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 4-7-2020
Directed by Mannie Davis
No voice cast
Country: USA
What it is: Terrytoons cartoon

Puddy Pup tries to get rid of a cat who has moved into the house with him.

The cat and dog may be slightly anthropomorphized, but they’re the type of cartoon animals that are best described as slightly-exaggerated real animals (think Pluto). This adds a certain level of charm to this Terrytoons offering, and it’s certainly one of the more enjoyable cartoons I’ve seen from the studio. By eschewing big, wild laughs, it concentrates on character comedy, and though it is a bit derivative, it generally works. The fantastic content consists of the dog mistaking the flour-covered cat for a ghost at one point.


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