A hen adopts an abandoned egg which hatches into a turtle. The baby turtle becomes the butt of all the real chicks' jokes until danger threatens.

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Mama Hen (voice) (uncredited)
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Chicken (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Little Chicks (voice) (uncredited)
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A hen adopts an abandoned egg which hatches into a turtle. The baby turtle becomes the butt of all the real chicks' jokes until danger threatens.

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21 October 1939 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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An "Acme Toaster" is used as an incubator See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
[Played after the turtle hatches.]
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Do NOT let your child watch this cartoon alone . . .
6 May 2017 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

. . . as the parental warnings for THE GOOD EGG are few and far between. With its themes of suicide and child bullying, THE GOOD EGG easily can be misinterpreted, and its lessons taken the wrong way, without the firm guidance of a mature adult (this would exclude U.S. President #45). THE GOOD EGG begins with a touch of misogyny, as a barren brown hen tacks a suicide note to her roost ("Goodbye cruel world"), telling young girls that if women cannot reproduce, they should jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge. Fortunately for the brown hen, as she begins her suicidal run into a river, she trips over a large egg, which she immediately takes home (her second kidnapping of the day, after an initial attempt failed). Soon a turtle emerges from this egg (which the impostor mom immediately diapers in its shell!). Then the misguided hen encourages "her" chick to play with a quartet of actual young chickens, but the latter group won't let the little tortoise join in their pirate games. A lot more happens here, but hopefully this is enough to deter you from allowing solo viewing by YOUR little ones under Age 25 (when the brain's emotions and judgments stabilize, though there are some exceptions to this general rule: please see above).


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