The hear/see/speak no evil monkeys come to life from a small statue on a shelf. They find a pipe and smoke it, and enter a world where all manner of smoking paraphernalia comes to life.

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The hear/see/speak no evil monkeys come to life from a small statue on a shelf. They find a pipe and smoke it, and enter a world where all manner of smoking paraphernalia comes to life.

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5 February 1938 (USA)  »

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Visually impressive in spots, if way too cute for its own good in others.
10 August 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting take on the perils of smoking (done some 65 years ago) and is a very nice cartoon, particularly some of the visual sequences. But the cartoon is entirely too precious in spots for its own good. It isn't a bad cartoon, but the dichotomy of cute one moment and eerie the next is far too great a gulf for this short to work very well. Roger Corman pulled it off in some of his features simply by shooting for humor rather than sugary sweet, as they do here. Worth watching, though. Recommended to fans of the MGM Harman/Ising days.


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