A short film about a mother and her son, she teaches him life skills later on the son gets niked by a man so the young donkey can be his work slave and his mother saves him.

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Hunky / Spunky (voice) (uncredited)
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A short film about a mother and her son, she teaches him life skills later on the son gets niked by a man so the young donkey can be his work slave and his mother saves him.

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24 June 1938 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Followed by A Kick in Time (1940) See more »

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Keep Agoin'
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Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Dave Fleischer
Played during the opening credits
Sung at the beginning by an off-screen chorus
Variations played often throughout
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Sweet but slow -- and couldn't they have made these characters a little cuter?
7 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Hunky and Spunky are two of the oddest characters ever featured in Fleischer cartoons. They're two donkeys, perhaps mother and daughter, who want nothing more than to stroll through the prairie playfully. When a cruel prospector captures Spunky, Hunky must use her donkey wits to come to his/her (who knows?) rescue. The beginning of the cartoon is painfully slow for all those who are not obsessed with donkeys. But things pick up when the prospector comes in, and it's fairly entertaining from there on. But I don't really think anyone could develop too much attachment to our donkey heroes--they're just too weird and unappealing.


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