Friday, May 05, 2017

Together in the Weather (The Nitrate Picture Show)

George Pal, US 1946
Print source: Library of Congress, Culpeper, VA
Running time: 7 minutes
About the print: The copy is in overall good condition. Shrinkage: 0.7%
About the film: One of the most beloved (and edgiest) “Puppetoons” by the famous Academy Award–winning Hungarian-American master of stop-motion puppet animation.
The Nitrate Picture Show, George Eastman Museum, Dryden Theatre, 5 May 2017

AA: The puppetoons are figures in a bad-weather clock (Punchy) and a fair-weather clock (Judy), so they hardly see each other although Judy does her best to pique Punchy's interest... Then lightning strikes Judy's shack which catches fire. There is a last minute rescue by Punchy, and more: the priest immediately appears to wed them. Punchy's outlandish reactions to Judy are an hommage to the wolf character in Tex Avery's Little Red Riding Hood.

Bright Technicolor, perfect visual quality.

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