Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Lone Ranger: The Masked Rider (1938?)

The following short is the first animated adventure of the masked rider of the plains, the Lone Ranger. It is unusal that a cartoon produced in the 1930's should be silent, or semi-silent by having a score but no dialogue, which suggests that this was produced for the 16mm home movie market. That might also explain a few shortcuts taken with reversed and reused animation. Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable two minutes of Wild West gunplay.

1 comment:

Russell said...

I am going to have to figure out how to work into a conversation the lines "What's going on? Looks like cattle rustling!"