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Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  26 June 1935 (USA)
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Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness... See full summary »

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Billy Bletcher ...
Judge Oliver Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Purv Pullen ...
Cock Robin's Whistling (voice) (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ...
Jenny Wren (voice) (uncredited)
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Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness stand, but nobody knows a thing. Jenny comes to court, and just as the judge is ready to hang all the witnesses, Cupid shoots an arrow and confesses to shooting, but not killing, Robin. Jenny revives him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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For me, one of the best Disney cartoons of the 30s
1 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have always been a Disney fan, and Who Killed Cock Robin is one of my favourite(after re-visiting it after so many years of having nothing but fond memories of it)Silly Symphony cartoons of the 30s alongside Flowers and Trees, The Band Concert, The Old Mill and The Ugly Duckling(1939). It is quite dark with all the interrogating, the perfect capturing of the mood of a detective story and the black and white opening credits, but the characterisation of Jenny Wren, the natural strut of the parrot while interrogating the parrot, the brilliant courtroom sequence and the delightful caricatures of Mae West(Jenny Wren), Bing Crosby(Cock Robin) and Harpo Marx(the third bird) ensure that it is very smart and satirical also(of the criminal justice system that is). The animation is fluid and colourful, each frame looking beautiful, and of the character designs the revelations were the strut of the parrot and the floating nature of Jenny Wren. The music is wonderful, really helping to enhance the action, and all the characters are great. There was a time where I was annoyed by Dan Cupid's high-pitched voice and his Ed Wynn-like laugh, but I am now used to it. Overall, simply brilliant. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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