The House of Tomorrow (1949)

The House of Tomorrow (1949)
Article 5870 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 10-25-2020
Directed by Tex Avery
Featuring the voices of Frank Graham, Don Messick, and the body of Joi Lansing
Country: USA
What it is: Tex Avery blackout gag cartoon

Take a tour of the House of Tomorrow, and enjoy all the new luxuries!

Yes, it’s another Tex Avery blackout gag style cartoon. The last time I covered one of these was in another Tex Avery cartoon, and though that was for Warner Brothers, this is for MGM. In the last review, I mentioned that there should only be one dog-and-tree gag, and though this doesn’t have any, it does have the dog-and-fire-hydrant gag, which is pretty much the same thing; however, he restricts it to one. Instead, he peppers this one with as many mother-in-law gags as he can, which gets equally old. Overall, though, this is a good cartoon, but for Tex to be at his best, you really have to catch him in a non-blackout style cartoon; give him the right character, and he can go nuts with it. And, for the adults, there is a clip of Joi Lansing; this is proof positive that many cartoons weren’t made only for kiddies.


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