Making Good (1932)

Making Good (1932)
Article 5927 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 1-11-2021
Directed by Walter Lantz and William Nolan
No voice cast
Country: USA
What it is: Walter Lantz cartoon

When the Stork comes to Fairy Land, Oswald makes it his mission to run ahead and warn the residents. The Stork delivers a plethora of bugs to the old woman who lives in a shoe. Can Oswald help her with her overcrowded home?

The first part of the cartoon have the residents doing their level best to avoid the delivery from the Stork. The middle section has a dog attacking the shoe and Oswald’s attempt to get him to desist. It ends with Oswald’s finding a solution to the old woman’s problem. It’s a bizarre little cartoon with some strange moments, but it falls a bit short from the laugh riot it’s trying to be. For me, the most striking thing about this one is that it reminds me of another cartoon I’ve seen recently where the arrival of the Stork is viewed as a moment of dread rather than eager anticipation.

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