But the silliness gives way to the drama of the situation and a lot
of good excitement as the trio (and specifically Mickey) battle the
Blot from outside of his blimp / hot-air balloon. The animation is crisp
and clean, and doesn't drag on too long to ruin the spell. There is
a nice exciting sequence where Mickey is swinging wildly around the
balloon held only by a roll of adhesive tape. And the ending truly did
surprise me; I thought they had forgotten something somewhere.
Given the success of this short, may I suggest a modest proposal
for the short-shorts? It seems to me that these would be the perfect
vehicles for a series comparable to the "cliffhanger" type serials of
the 30's and 40's. Maybe an Indiana Jones type adventure series where
you had to keep tuning in week after week to see what happens. Any thoughts?
Fourteen Minutes is too short for this rivalry. They should make
Mouseworks a daily show and then put a new Saturday Morning version
with the graphics upped several notices (make them Anime to be daring)
where the old comics get special treatment! Have Mickey make a team
like Chip'n'Dale's Rescue Rangers--Bring Back Gadget!!--and have Ozzy
Ozborne voice act for the Blot so that the Blot will have the 'Disney
Villain' status he deserves!
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