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22 August 1936 (USA) See more »
Max Hare is boxing Toby Tortoise, and beating him severely in round one. Between rounds, a Mae West... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Alyce Ardell ... Girl Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ... Girl Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Holden ... Toby Tortoise (voice) (uncredited)
Leone Le Doux ... Girl Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Ned Norton ... Max Hare (voice) (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ... Jenny Wren (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Cottrell  story (uncredited)
Joe Grant  story (uncredited)
Ward Kimball  story (uncredited)
Bob Kuwahara  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Churchill (uncredited)
Leigh Harline (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graham Heid .... assistant director (uncredited)
Animation Department
John W. Dunn .... animator (uncredited)
Rollin Hamilton .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Hannah .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Huemer .... animator (uncredited)
Milt Kahl .... animator (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... animator (uncredited)
Isadore Klein .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Lundy .... animator (uncredited)
Frank Oreb .... animator (uncredited)
George Rowley .... animator (uncredited)
Robert Stokes .... animator (uncredited)
Marvin Woodward .... animator (uncredited)

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (PCA #2206)

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Characters from other Silly Symphony cartoons appear in the audience. Jenny Wren from Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935), and Practical Pig from Three Little Pigs (1933) (as the bell ringer) are the most visible. Also appearing are Dirty Bill from The Robber Kitten (1935), Elmer and Tillie from Elmer Elephant (1936), the Harpo Marx bird from Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935), and Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig and the Big Bad Wolf from Three Little Pigs (1933). Goofy, Donald Duck and Horace Horsecollar also appear.See more »
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Mildly enjoyable but wonderfully animated., 17 January 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

One thing you can say about the Disney shorts from the 1930s is that they were artistically the best cartoons available. So, even if the plots were occasionally limp (especially with their all-singing cartoons), the art work is still very, very impressive. "Toby Tortoise Returns" is beautifully animated. The colors are very vibrant and the backgrounds lovely.

The story picks up after the story of "The Tortoise and the Hare" (also a prior Disney cartoon). The same characters are now involved in a boxing match. Toby is fighting against 'Max Hare' (a play on the name of the champion Max Baer). And, while Max cheats and the odds are clearly against Toby, the ending is pretty much what you'd expect. As for the rest, the cartoon is only fair but I did enjoy seeing it for all the Disney character cameos--such as the industrious pig from "The Three Little Pigs", Donald and Goofy. There also are characters that are caricatures of Mae West and Harpo Marx. The cartoon is more interesting than funny but is still worth your time.

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