Ham And Hattie
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Ham and Hattie is a short-lived cartoon series that is released under the series called Jolly Frolics that was produced on UPA Animation Cartoon Series. It was released from 1958-1959.
- Trees and Jamaica Daddy
- Sailing and Village Band
- Spring and Saganaki
- Picnics Are Fun and Dino's Serenade
- These cartoons were only made just to appeal to the film critics and the panel comic editor at The New Yorker but fails.
- The animation is kind of a downgrade compared to the previous cartoons made by the same company. As it feels like it should be a cartoon made for TV instead of a theatrical cartoon at its time. Especially at "Trees" where the cat moves without any animation.
- The character designs on Ham changes his appearance in all of his cartoons. Such as being a Jamaican, a Japanese, an Italian, and even being a dog. They all looked so different that you could mistake them for a completely different character.
- The stories from this cartoon are dull and have little to no conflict.
- These cartoons might be one of the reasons why UPA lost its distribution deal with Columbia Pictures in 1959.
- The animation is reused at times. As seen in "Village And Sailing Band".
- The songs are usually filler as they fill the whole shorts.
- One of the character designs in this cartoon is still passable.
- Hattie's design is kind of cute.
- The idea of a separate cartoon plot in one short can be creative.
- They made a clever joke referencing a relation to Mister Magoo from the short called "Picnics Are Fun".
- The intro music was decent.
- The first short, called "Trees and Jamaica Daddy" was featured as an Academy Award Nominee.