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

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Bunny: Don't you think you'd better go? The tortoise has the lead.
Max Hare: Say, I've lots of time to play. My middle name is speed.
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Edited into Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons (1937) See more »

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The Tortoise and the Hare was another excellent Disney Silly Symphony
31 December 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this Oscar-winning animated short on YouTube. Based on the classic Aesop Fable, the obnoxious hare challenges the shy tortoise to a relay race. If you're familiar with the tale, you know how it goes but this being animated, you get the hare causing some wind to blow as well as him stopping to chat up some feminine admirer fans while the tortoise keeps going. There are some amusing gags but nothing hilarious. Still, this was a pretty exciting cartoon from Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies and it spawned a sequel-Toby Tortoise Returns-that I did think was hilarious. Oh, and it's easy to see why Frank Tashlin thought the hare-eventually called Max in the sequel-was the inspiration for Warner Bros.' Bugs Bunny. So for all that, I highly recommend The Tortoise and the Hare. P.S. I first saw some of these scenes when The Disney Channel presented on their "DTV" program their version of The Doobie Brothers' "It Keeps You Running" with this as well as other Disney cartoon scenes for the music video.


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