‘El terrible toreador’ Silly Symphony Review (Post #54)
El Terible Toreadoruses the same technique of animating to music as used in The Skeleton Dance. But unlike the previous Silly Symphony, it tells a story. Or rather, two stories with the same three characters. A barmaid, a Mexican officer and a toreador form a love triangle, as they dance, skip, kiss, punch and slap to the tune of Bizet’s “Carmen.” Then later on the toreador performs in a bull fight as the other two spectate. This is a story most familiar and sued in cartoons often. It made me think of Popeye and Bruno and how they always fought for Olive Oyl’s love. This animation is probably not as memorable as the skeleton dance, but the use of story is welcoming.