Land of the Lost Jewels (1950)
Article 5904 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Izzy Sparber and Myron Waldman
Featuring the voices of Jackson Beck, Mae Questal, Cecil Roy
What it is: So-so fantasy adventure
Two children encounter a talking fish who takes them to the underwater Land of the Lost so the girl can discover what happened to her missing lucky pin.
This Famous Studios cartoon has a few cute moments in it. It’s mostly about the aforementioned pin who objects to being stuck in a museum when he’d rather be in Toyland, and he has to pass a test to see where he belongs. Oddly enough, the two children and the talking fish play no part in the story; they show up and watch the story play out, and they leave when it’s over. It made me wonder if the movie was a recycling of an earlier cartoon, but I wasn’t able to find any proof of that. Still, all in all, this one isn’t very memorable.