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I'd Love to Take Orders from You (1936)

Quitting time for a scarecrow. He gets home, and his little boy scares him. To the title song, he teaches his son the basics of scare-crowing. Bedtime for junior; he prays to be a big ... See full summary »

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Elmore Vincent ...
Pa Scarecrow (voice) (uncredited)
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Quitting time for a scarecrow. He gets home, and his little boy scares him. To the title song, he teaches his son the basics of scare-crowing. Bedtime for junior; he prays to be a big scarecrow, just like his daddy. The next morning he sneaks out before anyone else is up and practices scaring a rooster, a squirrel, and a rabbit. He takes up his father's place, but the crows are not impressed; in fact, the crow goes on the attack. Junior finally thinks he's found a pose that works, but in fact Dad's come up behind him. Of course, in the telling, he's much more heroic... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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25 May 1936 (USA)  »

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I'd Love to Take Orders from You
Music by Harry Warren (as Warren)
Lyrics by Al Dubin (as Dubin)
[Sung with substitute lyrics by Scarecrow Family. An instrumental also plays frequently in the score.]
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An exceptionally cute and very well done cartoon from the master
17 January 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is an early cartoon done by Tex Avery when he was still being screen-credited as Fred. I haven't seen it in years but recall it vividly. Little son scarecrow wants to follow in dad's footsteps (or should that be strawsteps?) but dad suggests he wait a bit until he's older. Son decides to give it a go anyway, with predictable results. The expressiveness of the various characters is quite remarkable and I've seen film footage of Avery and another resident (or maybe inmate is more accurate) acting out one scene, which is probably why the movements seem so realistic. It's an entertaining and effective piece of animation. A good time was had by all. Most recommended


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