Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Krazy Krazy Kat Kartoon with many movie star guest stars, many of whom also appeared in Disney's MICKEY'S GALA PREMEIRE.

Seeing Stars (cartoon)

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Seeing Stars
Krazy Kat series
Directed byBen Harrison
Manny Gould
Produced byCharles Mintz
Story byBen Harrison
Music byJoe DeNat
Animation byAllen Rose
Harry Love
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date(s)September 12, 1932
Color processBlack and white
Running time7:19
Preceded byLighthouse Keeping
Followed byProsperity Blues
Seeing Stars is a short animated film distributed by Columbia Pictures, and features Krazy Kat. Different from most shorts of the series, the cartoon features celebrities in their animated forms.


At a music hall, a trio of singers performed by their microphones while an orchestra behind them plays. Enjoying their act are guests who dance on a square similar to a boxing ring. When the musicians stop to play another song, the square carrying some of the guests gets moved out and replaced by another one.
In a few moments, the stuttering announcer, (Roscoe Ates), introduces the special guest of the event. The special guest is none other than Krazy Kat. To entertain the crowd in attendance, Krazy plays some short tunes in a piano. As he continues playing, the Marx Brothers popped out of the piano and shook hands with him before leaving in a very long bicycle.
When Krazy was about to continue playing his instrument, he was interrupted by a noise coming from one of the tables. By that table, Laurel and Hardy were eating peas and roast chicken. While Hardy was eating with ease, the other guy appears to be having difficulty. Everytime Laurel scoops up peas with a spoon, they would often fall off and make a sound that's quite loud to some. Bothered by this, Hardy provided assistance. Krazy then came to their table and asks them to be quiet as possible.
Thinking about having a little meal, Krazy saw a cross-eyed man (Ben Turpin) eating spaghetti. Krazy came to the man's table and decided to have a share of the food. While they eat, a waiter (Jimmy Durante) carrying fruits in a bowl was passing by, and nearby attendants started grabbing anything they can get. Krazy also tries to pick a fruit but mistakenly grabs the waiter's long nose instead, much to the latter's annoyance. In reply, the waiter mumbles a few words and splats the platter of spaghetti right on top Krazy. Krazy, however, gets cleaned up by someone from another table who uses a water-spraying bottle.
Still wondering the music hall, Krazy notices the orchestra was fast asleep. He then wakes them up and tells them to continue playing. When music was played again, Krazy started dancing at the center floor, and all those whom he came across with started joining him there. Watching from the tables, the attendants enjoyed the celebration.

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Krazy Kat in the animated cartoons of this period resembled Felix the Cat more closely than the original Krazy Kat of the comic strip.

 He also resembled Mickey Mouse, and had a lookalike girlfriend like Mickey Mouse or Felix the Cat..

This cartoon starts out with a bunch of funny animal characters and these are later joined by some human beings, most of whom seem to be movie stars. The stars depicted include Roscoe Ates,  The Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Ben Turpin, Jimmy Durante, Buster Keaton, Joe E. Brown, Marie Dressler, Harold Lloyd,  and Maurice Chevalier. One of the comments at youtube said that they thought one of the characters at the end was Zasu Pitts, but that one was shown from behind and it wasn't clear who it was.

The Harpo Marx character starts out chasing funny animal girls and then chases some girl girls. Actually they're Betty Boop girls. You would see Betty Boop girls in different cartoons, or sometimes girls who had the same voice even if they looked different.

Betty Boop was designed by Grim Natwick, who worked on Krazy Kat cartoons at one time. But he doesn't seem to have worked on this one. The period when he worked on Krazy Kat was back in the silent era.

Betty Boop:

Maurice Chevalier

Marie Dressler:

Jimmy Durante:

Krazy Kat:

Laurel and Hardy:

Marx Brothers:

Grim Natwick:

Ben Turpin:

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