King Humpty Dumpty has a huge amount of gold, but wants more. He sees the sun, and thinks it is full of gold, so he orders his subjects (the various Mother Goose characters) to build his golden wall higher. They comply, and he reaches the sun, but when he does, the sun sends lightning bolts after him, which topple the wall. Written by
Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
I'm Humpty Dumpty, king of wealth / This wall of gold is my throne! / I built it high, till it reaches the sky! / This wall is all my own! / The more I have, the more I want! / I love the glistening stuff! / There's power untold in these pieces of gold! / I've never had enough!
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As a child, I watched a LOT of cartoons, but the ones that both fascinated and disturbed me the most were the Depression-era films of Dave and Max Fleischer. This cartoon is extremely well made, with clever songs and great attention to detail. The segment about building the tower to the sun is absolutely wonderful--all the characters from different fairy tales pitch in. But like many films of this genre, it's just too scary for little kids, and there's something strangely unsettling about King Humpty Dumpty himself
it could be his exaggerated features or the thought of him whipping
Little Bo Peep--I'm just not sure.
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