When I read the grumpy comments regarding Mitch O'Connell's beautiful glitter GIFs
, I pictured the commenters to look like the sour creatures in "The Sunshine Makers."
This 72-year-old cartoon is about fun-loving elves who drink bottled sunshine and a neighboring tribe of truculent, belicose, heliophobic grumps (their mantra: "We're happy when we're sad") who want to kill the happy elves with chemical weapons.
Finally, the happy elves resort to chemical warfare of their own -- they dose the sourpusses with sunshine juice and turn them into happy elves. (Of course, this violates Timothy Leary's First Law of the Molecular Age: "Thou shall not alter the consciousness of thy fellow man.")
The print quality of the video is poor. Amazon sells a DVD compilation of Van Beuren Studio cartoons with "The Sunshine Makers" on it, but I haven't seen it so I don't know if the quality on it is any better.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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