Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ...
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Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness... See full summary »
A salt water version of "Water Babies" (1935); adorable redheaded 'merbabies' materialize out of the crashing surf and proceed to the sea floor where they conduct a circus along with a ... See full summary »
We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »
Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is ... See full summary »
A group of moths invades a costume shop through a badly plugged hole in a window and makes quick work of the contents. A male moth ignores his lady to chow down on a hat and she's soon ... See full summary »
Mickey and Pluto go hunting for quail. Pluto scares away the first ones they see; Mickey scolds him, then relents. He shows Pluto how to be a pointer, and they set off after another quail, ... See full summary »
The "fearless warrior" of the poem is a very small child whose pants keep falling down. He tries to shoot a grasshopper with his arrow, but the grasshopper spits in his eye. He tries to ... See full summary »
Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting Charlie McCarthy; Simple Simon and the Pieman are Laurel and Hardy. Written by
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The opening shot of the cartoon displays what looks like the MGM logo, except with a goose in place of Leo the Lion (but the goose actually roars like a lion). On the ring surrounding the goose, there is a message that reads, "Ertsnay to ouyay". This is Pig Latin for "Nerts to you", a then-mild way of saying "Nuts to you". See more »
It's mutiny!... but I love it.
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Another Disney entrant in the "celebrity caricature" style of cartoon
Back in the 1930s and 1940s, various animation departments (chief among them being Warner Brothers) made cartoons that used caricatures of well-known celebrities (movies stars, principally) as characters. This is the best of Disney's efforts and was nominated for an Oscar. The main problem with this cartoon is that, unless you not only remember your nursey rhymes, but are reasonaby up on movie stars and movies of the 1930s, you miss quite a bit of the humor. Still holds up reasonably well after more than 60 years. Recommended to any movie buffs and/or someone reading Mother Goose for whatever reason.
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