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Now That Summer Is Gone (1938)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  14 May 1938 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Junior Squirrel / Gambler (voice) (uncredited)
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Father (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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Often truly gorgeous but marred by an odd main plot
9 January 2009 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Frank Tashlin's 'Now That Summer is Gone' begins as a Disney-esquire (but with better gags) depiction of a large group of squirrels gathering nuts for the winter. These early sequences are the best of the cartoon and are often truly gorgeous to look at. However, a black out signifies the cartoon segueing into a truly weird anti-gambling short as we meet a young squirrel who chooses to gamble with nuts as the stakes rather than working to gather them himself. This storyline has vague echoes of Disney's terrific 'The Grasshopper and the Ants' but is nowhere near as successful. Despite an effective twist in the tale, 'Now That Summer is Gone' fails to reconcile its sweeter side with the incongruous gambling plot. Unusually, this is a case of a Warner cartoon that is at its best when imitating Disney and which would have been well advised to stick to its early direction. Nevertheless, 'Now That Summer is Gone' is a fairly nice cartoon which just about overcomes its odd shapelessness and emerges as sufficiently entertaining.


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