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Best Online Review of "Get A Horse!"

by Jerry Beck
December 5, 2013 2:00 AM
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Here's the best review of Disney's latest Mickey Mouse short, Get A Horse! I've seen yet. It's by Matias Bobal, a classic movie buff and former TV broadcaster, who now posts a weekly movie review podcast via You Tube from his vintage radio station in Sacremento, California. 

"The show appears to be a live radio broadcast from another era, yet, the subjects and films reviewed are entirely contemporary. The RCA 44-BX you see on the announcer’s desk is the actual device used to record the sound of the show.

"The show is photographed in full HD 1080p with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera.  Matias' friend, noted author and portrait photographer Mark A. Vieira suggested the perfect finishing touch that sets it apart from anything else currently available for this type of content:  It is black and white…"

What better way to celebrate the vintage take of Disney's new animated short:

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  • ÖH | December 8, 2013 2:46 PMReply

    Jerry Beck, I'm speculating that the majority of non-industry professional movie goers who see Get A Horse! will have never seen an Ub Iwerks movie, but will leave the theater with the vague notion that they must have been something like a Tiny Toon - and their speculations will be completely wrong. If however they are in the minority of non-industry professional movie goers who are familiar with Iwerks, I certainly wouldn't be surpised if they chose not to continue torturing themselves after viewing the opening sequence. Furthermore, as a critical thinker I would value an account of such a viewing experience were it even to appear alongside accounts of those who managed to endure viewing the film.

    I say this merely in response to your own speculations, with the highest possible esteem for your spectacular work.

  • Jerry Beck | December 8, 2013 7:33 PM

    You are speculating - and are completely wrong. GET A HORSE! is nothing like a "Tiny Toons" cartoon. Further discussion is futile. Come back when you've seen the cartoon and we can then discuss it intelligently.

  • Floyd Norman | December 6, 2013 7:48 PMReply

    Gimme a break. This is clearly the best animated short of 2013. Hell, even Walt Disney would agree.

  • ÖH | December 7, 2013 3:48 PM

    Floyd, of the two of us obviously you would have the opportunity for insight into Disney's personal tastes, but isn't the use of his signature on every Disney feature meant to imply to the consumer that Walt would have loved all of them, including alleged stinkers like Frozen? Since a Mickey Mouse cartoon in 2013 is light years removed from the artists that had a hand in the series' inception, based on what I've heard you say in interviews I assume you would agree that it's even more necessary now to analyze the film's merits objectively without the sick Oscar-buzz mindset of concentrating on things like cheap sentimentality or the genitals and genetic origin of the filmmaker. In analyzing thus, I am left with the conclusion that Get A Horse! is just another mediocre committee film that has been dressed up with 3-D and vague sentimental imagery and tacked on to the front of yet another even more boring committe film in order to justify the ever inflating ticket price. If it were a Tiny Toon, I would think it was pretty good all faults considered, but Get A Horse! definitely doesn't belong anywhere near Flowers amd Trees.

  • ÖH | December 6, 2013 4:18 PMReply

    This review feels more authentic than the cartoon in question. Unlike the originals, it wasn't animated to a discernable rhythm, the sound effects are overused and are inappropriate, the close up shots look out of place as if they are from some other cartoon, and overall Get A Horse! looks like a lost episode of Tiny Toons rather than a lost Disney short. As for using Walt's voice, all I could hear was Ub Iwerks spinning in his grave.

  • Jerry Beck | December 7, 2013 9:19 PM

    AH - Please do not comment on GET A HORSE! (or FROZEN for that matter) until you've seen them. You are entitled to your opinion - but you're speculations about the short are completely wrong.

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