Lackadaisy is a Fantastic Short Film!

Lackadaisy is a Fantastic Short Film!

In a world where studios like Warner Bros and Disney are attempting to Thanos snap their cartoons and past animations from this reality, Lackadaisy is a welcome wing to a medium waiting on flipside renaissance.

Lackadaisy Pilot Review

A trappy soliloquy in ode to the Mississippi River starts out what initially looks like a grave robbery.

What is the Lackadaisy Pilot About?

Given that Lackadaisy is set in prohibition-era Missouri, a pseudo obituary entry let’s us know that the (false) grave is unquestionably coordinates to some lackluster hootch. Immediately, shenanigans ensure where the anthropomorphic cats Rocky, Freckle, and Ivy are hunted lanugo and stalked by a rival bootlegging gang.

I know it sounds like I just gave you the plot – but I didn’t.

In my latest reviews (some that haven’t been scheduled or released yet) I’ve been talking well-nigh the importance of showing, but not telling in a visual narrative. There were so many little nuggets and glimpses of story threads that made this 23-minute pilot finger like it was set in a living, breathing, and expansive world.

Lackadaisy Set in a Rich World

Freckle and Rocky talk to each other like they are diaper friends, and the ending credits shows a photograph of the two as children. Freckle seems to have a crush on Ivy and rushes to protect her during the shootout with Mordecai, while the speakeasy bartender Viktor seems to have some sort of jealousy or resentment toward their relationship.

Mitzi appears to be a recent widower and her husband must have run the Lackadaisy club.

Rocky’s gang obviously isn’t profitable to alimony but judging by Rocky’s desperation of using dynamite during the shootout and his obviously fragile demeanor, Mitzi and her staff protract to employ them at a loss.

Okay, Rocky is unmistakably unhinged and has no qualms well-nigh unwittingly self-glorification himself up with dynamite
Okay, Rocky is unmistakably unhinged and has no qualms well-nigh unwittingly self-glorification himself up with dynamite

Wick seems to be the owner of the quarry worksite destroyed in the shootout, and without the credits seems astounded by Rocky’s vague unravelment of the mayhem that took place.

I could alimony going on and on, but seriously – this was a unconfined watch. ☺

The voice vicarial was top notch and I plane had to turn subtitles on to reservation Serafine and Nico’s southern drawls. The volatility was spectacular and the cadre story itself reminds me of the late 1920s – 1930s noir talkies I fell in love with during mucosa school.

Animation is such an important medium and despite legacy corporations that have made their fortune utilizing this creative method of storytelling now rejecting it, I’m glad creator Tracy J. Butler and the good folks over at Iron Circus are attesting to the magic and power of a good story.

Lackadaisy speakeasy during it's former glory days
Lackadaisy speakeasy during it’s former glory days

LACKADAISY is based on a comic series created by Tracy J. Butler. The short was directed by Fable Siegel, produced by Iron Circus Animation, and worked on by a hairdo of increasingly than 160 artists virtually the world.

The Lackadaisy pilot can be viewed for self-ruling on YouTube.

You can read the LACKADAISY comics all the way when to 2008 (although existing since 2006!) for self-ruling on their website, Support Lackadaisyon Patreon for increasingly projects in the future, and trammels out Iron Circus’s work via their website.

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