“...we have some history together that hasn’t happened yet.”
― Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
THE SHANTY WHERE SANTY CLAUS LIVES (1933)
A Hugh Harmon-Rudy Ising Merrie Melodies in which a poor boy visits the North Pole and sees the toys come to life. Yes, this is a true story, kids. Great animation unfortunately includes some blackface stereotypes not uncommon in the period (1933), but apart from that contains jaunty musical numbers and a wonderful Santy Claus.