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Out of the Ether
Out of the Ether (1933)
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  • Director:
    Manny Gould,Ben Harrison
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  • Writer:
    George Herriman
  • Year:
    1933
After a surgical operation on a radio that proves it's healthy again when an Arthur Tracy broadcast comes through, Krazy takes it on a flying carpet trip through the clouds where radio stars appear in caricature such as Kate Smith, Eddie Cantor, Bert Gordon,The Boswell Sisters, The Mills Brothers, Rudy Vallee,Ed Wynn, Morton Downey and Chandu the Magician.
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Out of the Ether (1933)
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Krazy Kat is in the operating theater doing a delicate piece of surgery. It's successful! The radio works and Krazy dances of on a carpet into the skies under a balloon that looks like Paul Whiteman. Caricatures of radio personalities appear, singing their signature songs or doing their signature gags.

Cartoons had been doing caricatures of screen stars for some time, but Hollywood's relationship with radio had been rocky. The rise of radio had been accompanied by a decline in movie attendance in the 1920s as people found they could stay at home and get entertainment. In the 1930s, however, the two media found ways boost each other. Wanted to hear your movie star for free? Listen to the radio. Wanted to see your radio star? Go to the movies. Many people starred in both media, like Eddie Cantor and later Bob Hope. The relationship would stabilize and prosper until television came into the mix.

Anyway, back to this cartoon, there are some good gags in the surgery sequence. Once the radio stars begin appearing, we are confronted with caricatures that are undoubtedly obscure to the modern viewer; You may know that the Mills Brothers sang "The Tiger Rag" and even that Kate Smith's signature tune was "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain", but who remembers the Brox Sisters -- if that's who they are. Also, most of the singers are not who they are supposed to be and some of the imitations are blatantly covers. Those issues render this one for fans of early animation only.