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Now That Summer Is Gone (1938)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 14 May 1938 (USA)
"Summer is gone" and throughout the forest, squirrels are working hard gathering acorns for the long cold winter ahead. But one young squirrel has a better idea...winning acorns by shooting... See full summary »

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Junior Squirrel / Gambler (voice) (uncredited)
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"Summer is gone" and throughout the forest, squirrels are working hard gathering acorns for the long cold winter ahead. But one young squirrel has a better idea...winning acorns by shooting dice. His father disapproves of the plan but can't make his son stop gambling. Winter comes and the father sends the son to the First Nutional Bank to retrieve the family acorn savings. On the way back, the son meets up with a mysterious squirrel intent on teaching him the evils of gambling... Written by Jason A. Cormier

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When the "inspector squirrel" stamps the acorns as they roll by him, the image that is left on the acorns is the exact/precise Hebrew - correct letters and vowels - for the word "KOSHER." See more »

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Father: Gambling again, eh? I'll give you ten lashes that you won't forget!
Junior: Ten lashes? Uh, look, I'll flip you, Pop. Double or nothing, huh?
[Father spanks him as the camera irises out]
Junior: Ouch! Ow! Stop it!...
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As the cartoon ends, you can still hear the squirrel yelling while being spanked. See more »

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With Plenty of Money and You
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Music by Harry Warren
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An informative short about the evils of gambling
21 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think of this as a beautifully animated and also informative short about the evils of gambling; I don't gambling myself. Also I can't believe that kid is gambling and at his age too! This also one of my favorite Merrie Melodies cartoons from Frank Tashlin along with "The Woods are Full of Cuckoos" with woodland critters doing celebrity caricatures which were common in cartoons back then. "Have You got any Castles?" where book characters come to life; I am a literary woman. And last "Puss n' Booty" which was the last black & white Looney Tunes/Warner Bros cartoon.

And thus I would like to point out, that since this short has squirrels in it and I'm a squirrel lover - they are SO cute! So my overall opinion is that I love this cartoon.


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