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Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)

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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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Uncredited cast:
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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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26 June 1935 (USA)  »

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A Flecha do Amor  »

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Referenced in Toby Tortoise Returns (1936) See more »

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Call To The Hunt
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The legal system at high speed
26 February 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

In this Silly Symphony cartoon, Cock Robin is shot with an arrow while trying to woo Miss Jenny Wren (wonderfully animated as a Mae West parody). A trial featuring a wide variety of well drawn bird characters follows. The cuckoo bird, drawn to look like Harpo Marx, is especially enjoyable. This is a great short, but it seems to sprint through the story. Other Silly Symphonies, like The Wise Little Hen, take their time with things. This one seems very hurried. Still, that shouldn't take away from enjoying the wonderful animation.


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