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The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)

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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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Eddie Holden ...
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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5 January 1935 (USA)  »

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A Tartaruga e a Lebre  »

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Max Hare's name and cocky personality are based on boxer Max Baer. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

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Lessons in the pitfalls in overconfidence and the value of perseverance, Disney style
16 January 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

While Disney has all too often taken a classic and "cuted" it into inanity, this actually is a very good cartoon that still manages to retain the underlying message (while still being almost too cute for it's own good). Toby Tortoise is every kid who had to fade into the background to avoid being stuffed into a locker and manages to win out as much through being too lightly regarded as through his own determination. This won Disney it's third straight Oscar for Animated Short, a category they maintained a death-grip on until the early 1940's, when another mouse and his cohort started winning. Recommended.


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