23 February 2015 | TheLittleSongbird
While there's better in the Private Snafu series Hot Spot is still very interesting and well-done
To me there are better and funnier Private Snafu cartoons than Hot Spot, especially Spies and Booby Traps, Hot Spot outside of the Devil's heat reaction and the camel(both of which are funny) is more amusing than hilarious. Snafu while still likable and entertaining has also been more interesting, here he is in a secondary role and there are cartoons in the Private Snafu series that do a better job at showing Snafu's appeal.
However that is not to knock the cartoon because Hot Spot is still very well done and interesting. The animation is slick and fluidly drawn and the black and white is very crisp. If you are a fan of Carl Stalling, which I am, his music here does not disappoint, lively, lush and filled with energetic character it is quite possibly the best thing about the cartoon. The cartoon is entertaining and there are two particularly fun moments, but again the series has been funnier. The story is a good length and goes at a cracking pace, Hot Spot is more an informational cartoon and the cartoon certainly is informative and doesn't preach so it does a good job in that respect. Snafu is likable but the Devil is the more interesting character and features more, good news is the Devil is a great and engaging character being cute and amusing. Mel Blanc and Harold Peary's voice work is fine, no complaints in this regard.
Overall, interesting, informative and well done but not one of the best in the series. 8/10 Bethany Cox