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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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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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The Farmer's in the Dell
Sung with new lyrics by the Jury
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One of Disney's better shorts from the 1930's
23 January 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Although this short lost the Oscar to another Disney cartoon (Three Orphan Kittens), it's actually got a lot more going for it than the winner. An adaptation of the old nursery rhyme (very loose adaptation, as is typical of Disney), there's a lot going on here. Mae West isn't the only parody here. Hollywood would be parodied quite a bit by both Disney and Warner Brothers in cartoons. Well worth your time. Recommended.


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