Phony News Flashes (1955)
Article 6069 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Connie Rasinski
Featuring the voice of Dayton Allen
What it is: Terrytoons news service
We see a series of news flashes about world events we may have missed.
This type of cartoon was very common during the forties, but not so much after that, so this one feels a little archaic. But when you open the festivities (such as they are) with three mother-in-law jokes, you’re really not trying to be innovative. As you might expect, this is a very uneven cartoon; the best moments to my eyes is a gag involving a slow motion spitball and the section about a town that passes an ordinance on noise control. One of the jokes involves an alien from another planet, and there is a bit where astronomers investigate a new heavenly body; neither bit is a highlight. Forgettable and harmless.