Monday, March 8, 2010

When You Lie Down With Dogs




Season: 1
Episode Number: 4c
Season Episode Number: 4c
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Voices: Arthur Pierce (Captain America), Bernard Cowan (Bucky Barnes, Narrator), (Dr. Cedric Rawlings), (Celia Rawlings), (Major Uberhart), (Soldier).

Plot: Captain America and Bucky must find a way to stop Dr. Rawlings from setting off his deadly rocket, and save Cap's Ranger Unit who have been ambushed by the enemy!

Review (Warning! Spoilers!): Finishing up this storyarc, Grantray-Lawrence Animation brings us a faithful adaptation of Tales of Suspense #71 with some stellar action sequences that are very welcome after a few ho-hum chapters.

But the highlight of this chapter, and the episode is the death of Cecilia Rawlings. Even with its limited animation, this scene is well-written and full of a whole range of emotions on the part of Celia's brother, Cedric.

It is the dynamic artwork from George Tuska and the solid voice work by people who remain unknown that bring out the passion of this scene. Not as good as something you'd see in today's cartoons, but definitely a highlight of this 1966 series.

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