A hen's chicks hatch, but one of them is actually an ostrich. She treats it as her own, but the ostrich keeps getting into trouble, first getting stuck after eating a goldfish, then falling... See full summary »

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A hen's chicks hatch, but one of them is actually an ostrich. She treats it as her own, but the ostrich keeps getting into trouble, first getting stuck after eating a goldfish, then falling down steps into a basement and swallowing a car jack, then having a little run-in with a worm and a lawn sprinkler, and finally getting captured by the weasel. The weasel sings a version of the title song, with lyrics about how great the ostrich will be when it's cooked. Meanwhile, the ostrich swallows first the hanging light bulb; when forced to disgorge that, he swallows a box of fireworks, which goes off when the ostrich is in the oven. The weasel, having had enough, sets the ostrich free. The ostrich puts on a fireworks show, ending with "eat at Sloppy Joe's." Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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31 July 1937 (USA)  »

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This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936). See more »

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With Plenty of Money and You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Weasel as "With Plenty of Gravy on You"
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Seldom has the Apocalypse been so thoroughly depicted in a cartoon . . .
13 January 2017 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

. . . as it is here in PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU. On its surface, PLENTY OF MONEY is a simple story about a hapless ostrich in a flock of chicks. But what do ostriches have to do with money, unenlightened viewers may quibble, and how does a Black Hen give birth to eight normal chicks and an ostrich, anyway?! However, those "in the know" will tell you that PLENTY OF MONEY actually has NOTHING to do with ostriches, and EVERYTHING to do with the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Warner Bros.' warning division of Animated Shorts Seers (aka, the Looney Tunes prognosticators) use the Black Hen birthing an ostrich gambit to symbolize the Fox-in-the-Henhouse-like Advent of Billionaire White House Resident-Elect Rump rising to the top by perpetuating the Racist Birther Movement. The Weasel trying to cook Rump's goose, of course, in meant to foreshadow the Russian KGB Rat Vlad "Mad Dog" Putin himself, would-be Czar of Moscow, Crimea, and the USA. Realizing that desperate tactics are needed to get out of a predicament that's his own fault, Rump the ostrich swallows tons of fireworks, which shake the very ground when he unleashes them, thus foretelling us that Rump soon will be forced to nuke Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Mexico, and probably tiny Monaco, for good measure (that little Principality's zoning board nixed a proposed Rump Tower Casino). Then all Hell will break loose.


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