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But this short is quite a bit darker than any standard "Mickey" short
since The Mad Doctor; maybe a little sense of "Edward Scissorhands"
here. There's a nice little musical number as they travel to the mad
scientist's laboratory. After that, Doanld and Goofy aren't really given
much to do as they try to escape. And once again, the short doesn't
feel like it really has an ending to it.
This was just a chase short. The creators filled the scenes with
those big grotesque toys. But those toys were there only to make the
settings look bizarre. The Dr. Frankandollie-like mad scientist had
a similarly bizarre character design. And all he did was scream a lot,
with only a brief moment given to show what his motivation was. The
short would've been a lot more interesting if they gave a background
to this villain and spent some time on his bride. Matt Frewer's overdone
voicing only made him as annoying as possible. The last straw was the
short's dreadful ending. They just ended the short without any resolution.
FWIW: I thought the tune they played on the organ was cute.
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