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 »

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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 them), but they manage to swim to it. After the rain and many lamentations by the humans, the sun returns, to the great joy of all. The ground appears, and the animals (and many new babies) disembark. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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El arca del padre Noé  »

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The patch on Father Noah's coat changes color as he blows the ram's horn. See more »

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A feast for the eyes!
29 April 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Even though I am NOT a fan of singing cartoons (a BIG fad during the 1930s), I couldn't help but admire "Father Noah's Ark". From the opening screen to the end of the picture, it was a visual treat--one of the prettiest and most complex cartoons I have ever seen. First, as the cartoon began, it showed amazing colors--with wonderful blends and that you just need to see for yourself. Second, throughout the cartoon, the colors were amazingly rich and satisfying. Third, I was REALLY blown away by many of the early scenes in which MANY animals were moving independently of each other. I'd never seen so much action in a cartoon and it's obvious that this film was a labor of love, as it was VERY difficult to make. This is no ordinary cartoon, that's for sure!

As for the plot, it's about what you'd expect--it's a retelling of the story of Noah's ark. But, to sanitize it and make it more acceptable to a wider audience, there isn't any God in the cartoon--just Noah and his family and the animals. No condemned folks of the Earth, either, as showing the multitudes screaming in agony would have been a real downer! No, in this world, it's all happiness and fun as the animals work with the family (sort of like in "The Flintstones") to build the boat. It's all pretty clever and although I hate singing, the songs were pretty good for what they were. All in all, a sweet and eye-popping cartoon.


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