It’s All in the Stars (1945)
Article 5888 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Connie Rasinski
Voice cast unknown
What it is: Gandy Goose/Sourpuss dream cartoon
Gandy Goose and Sourpuss share a dream about the planets and stars, but for Sourpuss, it turns into a nightmare.
Apparently, there was a whole series of Gandy Goose/Sourpuss dream sharing cartoons; I know I’ve encountered a couple of them before. And I must admit that it is an interesting concept, and I rather like the first half of this cartoon, which mostly takes place in the vastness of the universe in outer space; it’s more like a space documentary than a cartoon. Unfortunately, the second half of the cartoon takes place on Earth, and Sourpuss’s dream turns into a nightmare when he releases a canary from his cage only to be accused of eating the canary. The rest of the cartoon consists of various characters beating the crap out of Sourpuss, and it’s just not funny to see him terrorized for having been accused of a crime he did not commit, and the cartoon becomes distinctly unpleasant. Considering how I liked the first half, this is a real disappointment.
You know, I’ve been ragging on Terrytoons quite a bit recently, and I was hoping this would turn out to be one that I liked so I wouldn’t do it again. Sadly, that is not the case.