The Seapreme Court (1954)
Article 5986 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Seymour Kneitel and Tom Golden
Featuring the voices of Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
What it is: Little Audrey cartoon
Little Audrey falls asleep while fishing, and dreams she is pulled into the ocean and put on trial for the human race’s crimes against fishdom.
When this cartoon popped up on my list, I was sure that I had already reviewed it, but a quick check of my records revealed that was not the case. Now I know that I’ve seen several cartoons similar to this one (in both the Little Lulu and Little Audrey series), and I’m sure another one involved fish putting a human on trial, but then, that seems to be the basic pattern of these cartoons Little whoever has a dream wherein she discovers the dangers of the acts she’s engaged in, and learns a life lesson. Granted, that means a lot of these have fantastic content to them, but after a while you really get the sense that these series are treading a well-worn path and being written to formula. This one really gives a sense of an animation team in a creative rut.