Pet shop birds defend themselves from a hungry cat.

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A pet shop specializing in birds. The various caged birds chirp along to the score in their various styles (including a set of birds that looks like the Marx Brothers). A cat eyes the proceedings hungrily and makes his way in through an open transom, causing panic and an organized counterattack. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Weak but still quite watchable.
18 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is another black & white Silly Symphony cartoon from Disney. Like the rest of the films in the series, it has characters dancing about to the music. The setting is, not surprisingly, a pet shop specializing in birds. And, I must agree with the other reviewer that found the first portion of the cartoon to be plot less, though I didn't mind this as much as they did--particularly because I actually liked some of the birds as they chirped. Plus, how can you hate when some of them look like the four Marx Brothers (yes, they had a Zeppo bird) and they chirp out a Marx trademark tune. Later, the plot turns out to involve an evil cat (aren't they all?) who invades the place--looking for an easy meal. The birds naturally run for cover until they can mount a counter-attack. Overall, it's one of the weaker films in the series but it still is watchable--particularly if you love old animation like me. Plus, it's a heck of a lot better than most of the cartoons the Disney competitors were releasing at the time.


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