Momma parrot is teaching her young-uns to say "Polly want a cracker" but little Peter doesn't want a cracker, he wants to be a sailor like dad. Mom tells him what a no-account his dad ... See full summary »

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Mama (voice) (uncredited)
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Gabby Duckling (voice) (uncredited)
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Patrick Parrot / Patricia Parrot (voice) (uncredited)
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Momma parrot is teaching her young-uns to say "Polly want a cracker" but little Peter doesn't want a cracker, he wants to be a sailor like dad. Mom tells him what a no-account his dad really was, setting sail for Hawaii ("no, Maw, it was Catalina") right after the kids were born. Peter is unswayed, and takes off. He turns a barrel into a boat, and crews it with an annoyingly talkative duckling, then sets sail on a lake. They get caught in a thunderstorm (the duck loves it). Peter calls for help and momma comes running, but the duck has already saved him. But he still wants to be a sailor. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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25 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Un marin d'eau douce  »

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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »

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A Life on the Ocean Wave
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Music by Henry Russell
Played when Peter takes a bite of licorice
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oh, these kids
26 March 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Tex Avery's "I Wanna Be a Sailor" was one of the Warner Bros. cartoons from the 1930s that was based on a song. In this case, a young parrot desires to become a mariner, against the wishes of his mother, who recounts the tales of the boy's ne'er-do-well father. But the little guy ignores her and sets sail with an overly eager duck. Sure enough, they run into a storm. I found most of the cartoon kind of hokey, but I really liked the end. Man, the things that kids put their parents through! This was far from the greatest cartoon that WB ever produced. It was probably just a placeholder between the really good cartoons that year (1937 saw "Porky's Duck Hunt", which debuted Daffy). But it's OK in a pinch.

I, uh, hope that my parents didn't regard me as the sort of boy that the parrot was.


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