3/25/13

Animated Reviews - Croissant de Triomphe


That was hilarious!!! Croissant de Triomphe is the latest Disney Short featuring Mickey Mouse. Super short but extremely high on the cartoon energy and comedy Mickey Mouse was known for in his early days. The most striking feature about this short is the fact the entire artistic palette has strong tones of the old Mickey Mouse Cartoons from the 1930's and 1940s. Even Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the rest of the cast take on their appearances from that era. In continuing with the retro style lookm cartoon physics reign supreme as Mickey Mouse and his trusty cartoon eye balled Scooter are rushing through the streets of Paris to deliver the croissants, avoiding cars, chickens and jumping off buildings. 

Adding to the scenery are splashes of water colours, alias a French water colour painting, thrown for that well french look and adds vibrant energy as it looks like a living drawing as Mickey whips through Paris. Another interesting note is all the dialogue is in French but it is really simple words mostly relating food, for example, characters demanding a "Croissant". Even with phrases that may not be familiar with other french phrases the characterization of the cast's vocal and body emphasize their thoughts, for example, when Minnie is in a panic over none more croissants while cafe patrons are getting angry.

In conclusion, it is very nice to see a return to the retro style Mickey cartoons and as i noticed mostly likely to the processing power of computers cartoon physics blinds seemingly with a hand drawn, water colour world.

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