The two foolish little pigs escort Red Riding Hood on a short cut through the woods, against the advice of their bricklayer brother. When they encounter the wolf, Red runs ahead to granny's... See full summary »
Two Dutch children stumble on a clearing in the woods where gnomes are going about their business. The gnomes are friendly to the children. A witch comes and takes them away on her broom to... See full summary »
As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able... See full summary »
The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »
The two foolish little pigs think crying "wolf" on their brother is great sport. Then the real wolf comes around, with his three little wolves. He dresses as Little Bo Peep, with his sons ... See full summary »
Noah, his family (wife, 3 sons, their wives), and various animals all help build the ark. The rains come, and the skunks barely miss the boat (not that anyone was particularly looking for ... See full summary »
The emperor's musicians play their instruments (and a stray cat) while the ladies of the court dance. Meanwhile, the children fish and play. But soon, the children anger the emperor, who ... See full summary »
An extremely large Old King Cole sings his story. His "fiddlers three" turn out to be the Three Blind Mice. And his book is Mother Goose, which illustrates Little Miss Muffett, Jack and ... See full summary »
This primitive 1931 black-and-white cartoon is based on the old fable of the unattractive child who grows up to be beautiful and spits in the face of all those who previous laughed and avoided them. After all, society SHOULD cast out those who are different as anything other than normal is frightening.
Of course the duckling turns out to be a swan who somehow ended up in the nest of a mother hen (not duck). It's a fable that has been drilled into the subconscious of most children in the developed world, yet most of them do still grow up to reject what is different.
During a storm the ugly one rescues the other chicks and is accepted.
Although I mentioned that the duck is actually a swan, it isn't. It's actually a duck, while the others are actually baby chickens. So the entire premise of the cartoon is false.
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