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The Worm Turns (1937)

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Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto goes after it, and Pluto when dogcatcher Pegleg Pete goes after him. Each of the underdogs turns against his tormentor. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Alla tiders cocktail  »

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The cork disappears from Mickey's mouth between shots after he pulls the cork on one of the potions used to create his "weak made strong" concoction. See more »

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Kinda good
21 February 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Mickey brews up potion, in his mad scientist lab, to give super-courage and strength (the secret ingredient is Bravo Pronto) to it's consumer. He tests it on a fly, which soon beats up the spider who's web it is caught in. To make sure the potion is a complete success Mickey gives it to a mouse to in turn beats up a cat (they look soooo much like Tom and Jerry btw, odd since they weren't invented yet), the cat beats up the dog (Pluto) who then beats up the Dog Warden.

With such an inventive and imaginative plot I would have expected more laughs and more complexity. I'm sorry to say that the cartoon is only mildly amusing and has an abrupt and rather senseless ending.


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