Soda Poppa
Studio: Columbia Release Date : May 29, 1931 Series: Krazy Kat
Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Krazy operates a soda fountain. After the other customers have left, his girlfriend stays to flirt. When a fancy fox kidnaps the girlfriend, Krazy heads out to rescue her.

Characters

Krazy Kat
Kitty Kat

Credits

Director

Manny Gould
Ben Harrison

Music

Joe de Nat


Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Black and White
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From PopKorn Kat :

Like all of Columbia's Krazy Kat cartoons, Soda Poppa has solid animation and music. The first gag has Krazy cracking open an egg only for the old bird inside to close it back up. We get to hear "The Kat's Meow", the title music for the Krazy Kat cartoons; here, it has different lyrics than the ones featured in the copyright synopsis for The Kat's Meow. Then the rival arrives and drives Kitty Kat to his car, using a table as a steering wheel! Unfortunately, by this time the plot devolves into "girl gets kidnapped by rival; boy must save girl" in the middle, as if the staff couldn't figure out where to go with the soda fountain setting and used that plot as a failsafe. For what it's worth, I found the guard constantly blocking Krazy from entering the suite even after the Kat distracts him humorous. Overall, a lack of surreal, creative humor and a trite, exhausted plot make this one of the weaker entries in Columbia's output.
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