A funny and great short film about birds In hawaii

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A funny and great short film about birds In hawaii

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28 August 1936 (USA)  »

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This Covers A Little Bit Of Ground In A Lot Of Areas
28 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first, this looked really dated and unfunny, but it perked up after a minute with a few sight gags like "Big City Orioles" flying by with briefcases, top hats and tuxedos. They land on a big tree branch and immediately the music changes to some good swing music.

They attract the attention of the story's focus: two Hawaiian birds who were flying around, why exactly it doesn't say but it could have been their honeymoon as the male stops and starts making a bird's nest. The other is his girlfriend - the usual female showed in classic cartoons and in many '30s movies, meaning Fickle (with a capital "F.") Boyfriend or not, the lure of that swing music has her attention. She sidles over and begins shaking' her thing in front of the band. The poor male, is busy finishing that nest. By the way, this is the coolest looking bird's nest you've ever seen.

After he completes it, he calls out for his "sweetie," but gets no answer. He flies around and finally finds a note from her: "Gone North: Goodbye." He's heart-broken but determined to get her back, so makes the long trek north to the cold and snow.

What happens after that interesting, even if the finale is predictable. It turns very serious with the subject of a possible suicide and how it would be done which, I find, questionable to portray in a cartoon for little kids.

For 1936, the artwork is outstanding; just beautiful in parts.


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