Sunday, June 30, 2013

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #16 Yodelberg 2013 9 out of 10

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #16 Yodelberg     2013  9 out of 10

This new Mickey Mouse cartoon finds Mickey Mouse  mountain climbing in order to yet to the top of a mountain where a yodeling Minnie awaits.   This journey isn't an easy one, since the slightest noise may bring a mountain of snow down upon him.   He encounters a funny looking Yeti on his way to the top and must escape from him in order to finish his climb and get the girl.   While watching this to my delight I got the feeling that I was watching a Samurai  Jack cartoon with Mickey Mouse instead of Jack.    The feel and look of the story was very similar to this great cartoon series which I loved so much.   The cartoon short was basically a rescue quest of sorts that lead Mickey Mouse past numerous challenges to reach his goal.   The cartoon was funny and interesting and well worth watching.  The cartoon can currently be found airing on the Disney Channel and Disney Online

After watching the cartoon I looked it up and found the reason it felt so much like a Samurai Jack cartoon.    One of the directors of the cartoon  Paul Rudish  had been an animator on Samurai Jack and the PowerPuff Girls and original Clone Wars animated cartoon  (all under Genndy Tartakovsky).  Having loved  both the style of both Samurai Jack  and The Clone Wars....I'm looking forward to more from this Mickey Mouse cartoon series.

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