VESTS AND NECKTIES!
IT’S ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN!
|I'm inclined to think the joke is Itchy can't read because he's a dog, but given everything else dogs can do here, he might just be illiterate.|
For some reason, I know not what, this film finally hit the right tone where I am able to just accept that. I think a lot of that has to do with the lead character. Rather than the earnest family types of the past Bluth oeuvre, Charlie B. Barkin is kind of a scumbag. He’s a gambler, a con artist, and a thief, and when he becomes a liability to his business associate, he gets killed. Literally killed. The movie does not shy away from that.
|"Help! I tripped and fell into Fantasia!"|
|This dog is better at tying a bow tie than I am. And I have thumbs.|
|"OH, LAWDY, BUT AH AM A FAAAAABULOUS BUNDLE OF STEREOTYPES! COME SIT ON MY GIANT CLAM IN MY CASTLE OF BONES BENEATH NEW ORLEANS, WHICH IS A THING FOR SOME REASON!"|
* As well as 6 Burt Reynolds movies and 4 Don Bluth movies, DeLuise was in 7 Mel Brooks movies. That’s an actor who builds brand loyalty.
* You may have noticed I didn’t mention the songs hardly at all. There’s a reason for that. They’re awful.
|I feel like "overflowing waffle irons" would be one of those Bluth animation fetishes if he had more excuses to include them.|