"Puppets have gained favor and interest among amateur filmers and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kallenberg have done a right smart job with a table full of animals from the forest. The story opens with a monkey in a rocking char, reading his cook book. He turns the page to the recipe for ducks. This stimulates him to seek a duck, the capture of which creates quite an uproar among the animals. In the end, Mr. Monkey becomes aware of the error of his ways. This type of work is tedious and painstaking and these filmers have demonstrated their patience and skill in the movement of the many characters in telling a homey little story." PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 33.
"Expression of the evolution of man out of suffering seen through the use of animated portraits, decaying clay sculptures and various optical effects." Chicago Film Archives
"Magic Boy received the special citation for combining animation with live action. A small boy is watching a comic book or drawing board and what he sees comes to life before him. Whether Filmer Falco is a real life artist or not, he did a good job with the cartooning, but a really superb job in combining the boy with the animated character" PSA Journal, Sept. 1964, 51.
"George A. Valentine long has been one of the nation's leading 8mm movie makers, because of his knack for consistently turning out capsule movies with a punch, which have won numerous awards. In 'Make Mine Magic' Valentine has scored again with an appealing story of a lad who comes into possession of a magic wand, and thereafter brings to reality numerous wishes of his and those of his brother and sister. Valentine has a slick way of injecting humor and also a surprise last-minute gag into his movies. His 8mm color photography is consistently good and his editing and titling, as always, is skillfully done." American Cinematographer, May 1952, 222
"Film features an animated man and woman and a horse-drawn buggie" Archives of Ontario.
"Like the chorus in a Greek tragedy [colour] in this play of black shadows 'moralizes' the theme. Blue means righteousness and work; it leads to $$. Green means temptation or pleasure; it leads to danger or hell" Archives of Ontario.
"dis. an. didattici"/animated educational doc.
"Muntre Streker, which (we are informed) means "Funny Lines" in a literal translation from the Norwegian, is a wholly delightful tid-bit of animated cartooning. In it, fat colored crayons — one dressed as a boy, the other as a girl — act out a simple story which is as gay in its good humor as the animation is flawless in its technique. Scarcely 100 feet in length, Muntre Streker is a bright and sparkling gem of film fantasy." Movie Makers, Dec. 1952, 339.
"An animated puppet film. It shows children dreaming and then the puppets start to dance. A very short film but delightful for all ages" PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 22.
"Film is an animated cartoon, which was produced by Charles E. Phillips" Archives of Ontario.
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