Video Scrapbook #46: The Best of Aesop's Fables
Video Scrapbook #46: The Best of Aesop's Fables. Black-and-white. 100 minutes. Paul Terry. Aesop's Sound Fables. Pathé. RCA Photophone. Van Beuren Corporation. £10 from Hollywood's Attic, Burbank, CA, through Whatamibid, April, '00.
I watched one or two of these cartoons. They include some talking, usually done very carefully and deliberately. There is a heavy accent on song-and-dance numbers and very little accent on plot. Typically a cartoon will end with a proverb, which we are meant to take as Aesop's moral. Just after that "Aesop's Fables" are presented as "Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom.