Alice the Fire Fighter

An Alice Comedy

Release Date : October 18, 1926

Running Time : 8:59

Synopsis

Many comic misadventures ensue as Alice and Julius attempt to put out a fire at a local hotel.

Characters

Alice and Julius

Credits

Director
Walt Disney
Animation
Ub Iwerks
Rollin "Ham" Hamilton
Rudolph Ising
Hugh Harman
Camera
Rudolph Ising
Live Action Actor
Margie Gay

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Combination live-action and standard animation
Sound Mix: Silent
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by M. J. Winkler Productions

Comments

From Per Nilsson : This is a lovely cartoon with several surprising gags. One example is the fireman rescuing the people in a burning house by pulling them out from the window and dropping them on the ground. But perhaps it wasn't even meant as a joke! Another one is the solution to the problem with the ladder not reaching the burning house, simply push the house closer. Why didn't I think of that!

Alice herself makes a very brief appearance in this cartoon. Her contribution is mostly waving her arms and stomping her feet. I feel that Disney at this time already had given up on the integration of a human in a cartoon land. And I really don't understand how Disney got away with a character so similar to Felix the Cat. I cannot see any difference at all between Julius and Felix.

I wish more films from the silent area were broadcasted. I think this cartoon still would be appreciated by more then the pure fans if it was shown today on TV, I sure would.


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