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The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  5 January 1935 (USA)
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Max Hare and Toby Tortoise are having a foot race. Max has much more style, and is generally cocky. He pauses for a short nap, to chat up the bunnies outside a girl's school (and show off ... See full summary »

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Toby Tortoise (voice)
Ned Norton ...
Max Hare (voice)
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Max Hare and Toby Tortoise are having a foot race. Max has much more style, and is generally cocky. He pauses for a short nap, to chat up the bunnies outside a girl's school (and show off in several sports). When he hears the crowd roar for Toby approaching the finish line, he takes off, but a last-minute sprint, and a long neck, give Toby the inevitable victory. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A Tartaruga e a Lebre  »

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Many Warner Bros. animators have admitted that Max Hare is the inspiration for Bugs Bunny. See more »

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Toby Tortoise: Well - heh, heh, heh - May the best man - heh - win.
Max Hare: Thanks, I will. but I won't beat ya too bad. Shake.
[Toby goes to shake Max's hand, but he pulls it away]
Max Hare: Ha-ha, ha-ha, ha-ha!
Toby Tortoise: Heh-heh-heh-heh. That's a funny joke, but - heh-heh - you caught me fair and square.
Max Hare: No hard feelings?
Toby Tortoise: Uh-uh.
Max Hare: Put 'er there.
[Again Max pulls away his hand just as Toby stretches out his]
Max Hare: Ha-ha, ha-ha, ha-ha!
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I think a standing ovation is in order!
22 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What can I say, brilliant! It is funny, original and fast paced. Adapted from the Aesop fable, it deals with overconfidence and perseverance in the way only Disney can do, and at no time does it preach. The Technicolour animation is very very good, and the music was just wonderful. The little rabbits were adorable, and both the tortoise and the hare(who I admit is a bit of a jerk) are great with great personalities that positively shine through here. There is an irreverent script, and although the pace is very fast, it is a hugely enjoyable silly symphony, that keeps true to the original fable, and in the meantime putting its own irreverent spin on it. Time to give it the standing ovation it deserves. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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