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In 1941 Tex Avery started a series of cartoons 'Speaking of Animals'. These cartoons may not be among the best cartoons there's ever been and those with Avery's involvement are not among the best he's ever done, but they are very interesting and entertaining on the most part with a unique visual style.
'Speaking of Animals at the Dog Show' is another very interesting and well done entry from the series, if not quite one of the best. As said before, story-wise it is slight, which is true for the series in general, but the series is not about the stories. It's about the visuals and humour, as well as the animals. 'Speaking of Animals at the Dog Show' succeeds in those areas and like the farm setting of 'Speaking of Animals Down on the Farm' and the circus setting in 'Speaking of Animals in the Circus' the setting helps.
Once again, 'Speaking of Animals at the Dog Show' has ingenious use of Rotoscoping, with animation being re-shot and matted into the animal footage, and its combining of live action animals and animated mouths similarly looks incredible. It's this that is the shorts', and for the series in general, most striking and notable asset.
It's very amusing and also very cute, the competitiveness between the dogs being fun to watch and varied enough to not be repetitive while also being lively in pace.
As they rightly should, the animals really take centre stage and they are entertaining and have the aw factor.
To conclude, a canine treat and another solid entry in the series. 8/10 Bethany Cox