Crazy Town (1954)
Article 5776 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Izzy Sparber
Featuring the voice of Jack Mercer
What it is: Crazy
Welcome to Crazy Town, where things happen in ways we’re not used to in the normal world.
There’s no real story here; it’s just a bunch of gags, mostly of the “exactly opposite of what we’d expect” variety; for example, people walk in the streets and cars use the sidewalks, and storks deliver parents to babies. Some of the gags are hackneyed and obvious, but there are some genuinely surreal and original moments here. Oddly enough, the running gag involving a man (or anthropomorphic animal, as the case may be) trying to build a house feels out of place here; it doesn’t quite fit in with the theme. Since this place can be seen as existing in an alternate universe, it classifies as fantastic content. I wished it worked a little better rather than being so scattershot, but most “random gag” cartoons like this have the same problem.