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Fishing Made Easy (1941) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Animation / Short
Original Title: Fishing Made Easy
Director: Eddie Donnelly
Writers: John Foster
Released: 1941
Duration: 7min
Video type: Movie
Sourpuss is frustrated fishing on a pier, as the fish are too smart for him. Oscar shows up with a book about fishing and makes it look easy - for a while.
Credited cast:
Oscar The Pig Oscar The Pig - Himself

Reviews: [2]

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    The Terrytoons are oddly interesting, mainly for anybody wanting to see (generally) older cartoons made by lesser known and lower-budget studios. They are a mixed bag in quality, with some better than others, often with outstanding music and with some mild amusement and charm and variable in animation, characterisation and content.

    1941, like all the other years for Terrytoons, saw a hit and miss batch. Of which 'Fishing Made Easy' is one of the high middle ones ranking it in correlation with the rest of the Terrytoons and one of the better 1941 cartoons. It is a decent if unexceptional cartoon with a lot of strengths and some problems as well. 'Fishing Made Easy' is also worth the look, completest sake is the main reason to see it but it's not the only reason.

    Best asset is the music, which predictably is incredible. It is so beautifully and cleverly orchestrated and arranged, is great fun to listen to and full of lively energy, doing so well with enhancing the action. The ambitious, elaborate detail in the backgrounds is still great to see, as is the comparatively improved fluidity of drawing and movement, and some synchronisation in movement and sound is neat. Colour is vibrant.

    A number of well timed and amusing moments, some neat touches with Oscar, even neater fishing touches some imaginative and there is some zest and natural charm, and parts of it and the basic set up are nicely done. The characters are fun, Sourpuss proves to be an amusing character strong enough as a lead rather than being paired with Gandy. Oscar should have lasted much longer and is much more interesting than most Terrytoons characters with their own series.

    A few of the transitions are not always polished on the other hand.

    Likewise, the story is paper thin and formulaic with not an awful lot to it (like the cartoon in general). In terms of gags, a few lack freshness and wit to work properly. Due to it being somewhat of a familiar premise for Terrytoons, and a fairly old one in animation in general, a lot of it is pretty predictable. Some choppiness too and the cartoon feels slightly old fashioned in places.

    Summing up, above average and not bad at all, though also not great. 6/10 Bethany Cox
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    Fish ignore Sourpuss -- he can't catch the proverbial cold. However, when Oscar the Pig comes by with a copy of Izaak Walton's book, FISHING MADE SIMPLE, the fish leap eagerly into his creel in this amusing Terrytoon.

    The comic trope of the hard-working sharpie who fails, versus the easy-going fool who succeeds is an old one, and pairing the Durante-voiced Sourpuss with the silent Oscar is a clever idea. Paul Terry's staff may not have been given the chance to be geniuses often, but they were certainly highly competent veterans and capable of handling the situation well. They do so.