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Cartoon Hell #8 – “Spinning Mice”

January 2, 2009

Cartoon Hell is TheKarpuk’s attempt to review every single installment in an awful $5 collection called “150 Classic Cartoons” purchased at his local Wal-Mart. Your prayers are welcome.

As Mice Are Known to Do

As Mice Are Known to Do

This week’s cartoon, “Spinning Mice”, is presented by Walter O. Gutlohn. The name Gutlohn is oddly upsetting, like an unusual disorder where the bowels get twisted up and herniated. I suspect we’ll see more of Mr. Gutlohn and the Gutlohn Consortium, as I have a sneaking suspicion he played a hand in the terrible cartoon “Along Came A Duck”, which I reviewed in a previous entry.

I imagine a nefarious individual like Gutlohn switched ownership and titles to dodge the law many times in order to make as many bad cartoons as possible. My first clue that the two cartoons are connected comes in the form of the live action segment featuring a kid who looks strangely familiar.

Strut You Creepy Weirdo, STRUT!

Strut You Creepy Weirdo, STRUT!

I’ll be damned if that isn’t the kid who yells at the frog at the beginning of “Along Came a Duck”, he even has the same inability to say anything that makes a damn bit of sense. The boy appears like a perverted specter of darkness through blood red curtains wielding a terrifying box of mystery and a lecherous grin no boy should have. The over-ripe technicolor effect lends everything an overly-bright, circus quality.

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