A sonorous voice expounds on the state of astronomy and the signs of the Zodiac, The cartoon turns to Gandy Goose and Sour Puss sharing a dream; when Sour Puss returns to his dreaming, it quickly becomes a nightmare in this sub-par entry to the usually reliable series from Terrytoons.
Many of the Gandy Goose & Sour Puss cartoons were offered as dream sequences. This originated as an effort to permit particularly absurd sequences, but soon became a standard for the series. This one, however, falls apart because after the first half, it abruptly changes gears. It looks like Paul Terry's staff started out to do one cartoon and ran out of ideas.
After three or four years of fine work -- except for the introduction of Mighty Mouse -- the writing quality was suffering a sharp decline. Had key personnel left? Had the staff reached the limits of what they had to say and do in their cartoons? Given the paucity of credits (only the director, Story Editor John Foster and Musical Director Philip Scheib were ever given screen credit), it would require more scholarship than looking at the cartoons to say.
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