Monday, December 16, 2013

Sandy Claws (1954)

1 Nomination, 0 Wins

Nomination: Best Short Subject, Cartoons - Edward Selzer

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1954 must have been a weak year for short subject cartoons.  There's nothing much wrong with "Sandy Claws;" it's a perfectly capable Tweety Bird and Sylvester cartoon in which Sylvester tries various methods of catching Tweety Bird during a beach vacation.  Some of his attempts are clever and funny, some less so, and "Sandy Claws" falls just about rick smack in the middle of Warner Bros. cartoons in terms of quality.

It's hard to see what exactly the Academy saw in "Sandy Claws" to give it a nomination.  It's a largely ordinary effort void of anything terribly original or out-of-the-box.  It's funny, but far form uproarious.  Many far superior Warner Bros. efforts failed to receive a nomination, so it's surprising that "Sandy Claws" was singled out by the Academy.

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