A fantasy-departure from the norm in the series as the Kids are all orphans in a home that is ran like a prison by Mr. Crutch, except when he is trying to impress wealthy sponsors such as Mrs. McWade, her daughter Mary and Mary's fiancée Dick. Mary is so impressed with Mr. Crutch's "operation" and how happy the kids appear to be, and wishes she could be a kid again and share in all the fun. She gets her wish. Written by
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While the plot is highly predictable and the villain a bit too melodramatic, this short contains some truly great early special effects of people morphing between child and adult. The performances by the child actors of the Gang are typical of their usual cute mugging for the camera, but the performances of George Brasno and Olive Brasno as the two adults turned children are brilliant. The children of the Gang are reduced to comic supporting roles to the straight leads played by the two Brasnos, and that makes this short work all the better as it relies less on "cute kids" antics and utilizes true acting to carry the story.
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