The boys buy mama a new hat for Mother's Day, but on the way home, fall in the mud and ruin it. They swap the bad hat with one that a nearby horse is wearing and head home, with the horse ... See full summary »

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The boys buy mama a new hat for Mother's Day, but on the way home, fall in the mud and ruin it. They swap the bad hat with one that a nearby horse is wearing and head home, with the horse in pursuit. Mama loves her new hat, and sets out to show her friends, but encounters the horse, who goes after the hat. The horse chases her home, where the kids divert it into a room and try on several different hats. The horse tires of this, and ends up in the basement, where a gluepot spills, attaching a fan to its rump, which gets switched on and, combined with a drop-leaf table, turns the horse into an airplane. It collects the entire family, flies outside, and eventually crashes into a circular clothes rack, which turns into a merry-go-round with everyone grabbing for the hat like a brass ring. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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11 February 1939 (USA)  »

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This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of A Day at the Races (1937). See more »

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She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
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The Kids Are All Right
23 September 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This may be the funniest in the "Captain and the Kids" series. Hans and Fritz, having ruined a new hat they bought for Mama, become desperate and steal one from a rather fashion-conscious workhorse. The horse pursues his filched headgear all the way to the Katzenjammer household, wreaking havoc that ultimately takes the whole family soaring to the skies. The Katzenjammers were the cartoon world's first dysfunctional family. May their memory live on. A minor gem.


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