28 September 2011 | TheLittleSongbird
Very unique, well animated and funny with one of the catchiest soundtracks in a Merry Melodies cartoon
Okay, I get why some mayn't like Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs, the characters are rather stereotyped. As for complaints of racism, I can kind of see why people say that, but I do think people need to remember when this cartoon was made, in the 40s, an era where racism was much bigger in a sense than it is now.
This aside, I think Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs is terrific, and one of Clampett's funniest and most unique achievements. The animation is really very good, the characters while on the stereotypical side are still well animated, the colours are plentiful, done in a subtle shade without dating the film one bit and the background art is smooth enough.
I also have to say that I love the music here. Merrie Melodies always have great music, but Carl Stalling's score here is very jazzy and extremely catchy. As I've said too, Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs is very funny, not just with the timeless fairytale done in a fresh twist but the quotes are quotable and irreverent with a lot of effective exaggerated comedic effect and I love also the subtle cues and nuances.
The voice acting is great, Mel Blanc for one lends his distinctive voice and once again excels. Need I mention as well that Snow White is one sassy babe? Overall, funny, unique, catchy, just a great cartoon really. 9/10 Bethany Cox