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The citizens of Birdville are going about their business: weaving baskets, patronizing the bank (depositing nuts and worms), etc. In the saloon, a gangster type sings the title song, mugs a... See full summary »

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The citizens of Birdville are going about their business: weaving baskets, patronizing the bank (depositing nuts and worms), etc. In the saloon, a gangster type sings the title song, mugs a passing cop, and drinks a row of shots. He looks out and spots the bank; leading his gang across the street, he acts as lookout while the gang robs the bank. The police pursue; shootout. In the hideout, the ganster laughs at his wanted poster. A beat cop spots the getaway car and summons help; shootout, including air support. The cops shoot out the floor of the hideout birdhouse, capturing the lead, who sings, from jail, the flip side of the title song, "I'm just a jailbird now." Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Sweet and Slow
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Music by Harry Warren
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If he's such a big shot, why does he have to summon a makeshift group to help him rob the bank?
25 July 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

With gangster movies becoming a staple of 1930s cinema, it's no surprise that the Termite Terrace crowd quickly moved to spoof the genre. "I'm a Big Shot Now" portrays Birdville, where the avian citizens deposit worms into the bank. But over in the saloon, a lowlife bird sings a song to remind the audience what sort of person - er, bird

  • he is. He quickly gets the other ornithological boozers to help him


rob the bank. Of course, he then has to escape the cops, who eventually find out where he lives.

I wondered why he had to summon a makeshift group to help him rob the bank. It seems like a big shot would have a whole gang accompanying him everywhere. Then again, they may have been his gang (it's never identified), and maybe a big shot would be so cool that he could easily whip up a gang.

Overall, it's a pretty interesting cartoon, both a spoof of and tribute to the gangster movies of the era. They move it along so that you barely know what hit you.


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