Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mad Monster Party?

Mad Monster Party?- 1967, Directed by Jules Bass, voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller

He says- Famous monsters are brought together by Baro n von Frankenstein (voice of Karloff), who wants to announce his retirement, in this silly animated kiddie feature from Rankin/Bass.  2 stars.

I say-  First, let me say I LOVE Rankin/Bass.  My favorite Christmas special is The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, which they did.  However, this one isn't as magical.  Just seemed as though they relied on the monsters rather than the creativity they normally exhibit.  I wish this style of stop-motion animation would come back.  Might be great for young kids at Halloween.  1 and a half stars.

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