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The Fox Hunt (1931)

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It's morning in the English countryside and time for the gentry to participate in their favorite sport: the fox hunt.

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It's morning in the English countryside and time for the gentry to participate in their favorite sport: the fox hunt. The eccentric gentlemen come in all shapes and sizes, the fat ones putting the greatest strain on the horses. The craziest things happen to the monocled hunters. One even gets knocked off his horse when it jumps over a brick wall. He shoots straight up into the air and, thanks to a parachute hidden in his clothes, makes a gentle landing. But instead of the ground, he lands on a cow. Upset by her unwanted passenger, she takes off at top speed, finally dumping him in a mud puddle, where he lands on a pig and continues his wacky ride. Meanwhile, the poor fox finally gets trapped in a hollow log. Dogs to the left of him, dogs to the right! Luckily, the beleaguered creature gets help from a certain powerful, and pungent, friend. Written by J. Spurlin

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23 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Light on gags and worthwhile character animation, The Fox Hunt (1931) is a lesser Silly Symphony. It certainly does not have the energy or atmosphere of something such as The Skeleton Dance (1929) or The Old Mill (1937)

The major compensation is the backgrounds and illusion of depth, which was lovely to see. Then again, Disney has almost always had beautiful backgrounds in their films. Even their most wretched works (sans the ugly Chicken Little film from 2005) has that redeeming factor.

Otherwise, this will likely bore most people, save for those who can be entertained by lovely backgrounds alone.


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