Kickapoo Juice (1944) Poster

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Kickapoo Juice was the final entry in Columbia's "Li'l Abner" animated series
tavm10 March 2008
Kickapoo Juice is the fifth and final entry in Columbia's attempt to make Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" comic strip into a cartoon shorts series. This one has Abner making a giant statue of his bachelor idols-Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat-to the consternation of Daisy Mae and his mother, Mammy Yokum. Yokum tries to fix her son's obsession with them by taking away their large pot of moonshine with the title name and ends up taking some of them herself. Chaos ensures...There's some outrageous gags here that were pretty amusing but it all fell apart in the end. While this was originally in Technicolor, the print I saw was in black and white. Animation was good for the '40s era but the story wasn't all that. I recommend this mainly for "Li'l Abner" completists and animation fans curious about Columbia's contributions to the genre before they started distributing UPA shorts.
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