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 »
The ducks and chickens next door eye the Captain's garden covetously through a poorly mended fence. The Captain, armed with a board, is standing guard (but not fixing the fence). He falls ... See full summary »
The Captain is playing Santa; John and his henchmen stick him up and take over, but John breaks all the toys. They go into town and sing, so badly that people throw things at them to get them to to stop.
A trained seal has escaped from the Jingling Brothers circus; there's a $100,000 reward. Both the Captain and John Silver hear this news, as does the seal. They show up, offering the seal a... See full summary »
The whole family is at the beach for an outing, and each is having their own little adventure. The Captain fights the sun with his beach umbrella, in an attempt to nap. Grandpa tries to ... See full summary »
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
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When Momma is walking down the main street of the town past various storefronts, the name of Fred Quimby can be seen printed on a door window in the background. Quimby is the producer of the cartoon. See more »
Mama's New Hat is a highly amusing Captain and the Kids cartoon
First, about the series title: "The Captain and the Kids" was the name Rudolph Dirks named his comic strip creation after leaving his original syndicate, King Features, and moved to its rival, United Features, since "The Katzenjamer Kids" name was owned by King and was still drawn there by Harold Knerr. Now on to the story. Hans and Franz have bought a new hat for Mama for Mother's Day but it gets dirtied when they fall in a mud puddle. A horse nearby laughs. The kids sees the hat on the horse and sneakily switch it with their dirty one. The horse, hating the switched hat, stomps on it and follows the kids to their home. Mama loves the hat so much she doesn't notice at first that the horse is following her and trying to get it back...I'll stop right there and say there's plenty of funny gags concerning Mama's ignorance, like when she inadvertently steps on an elevator door on the ground and unknowingly drops down as the horse unsuccessfully tries to grab hat, as well as the horse's attempts at chasing everybody in the house and the things he (or she) keeps bumping into. The ending might be a little ridiculous but it's well animated and shows not everyone gets what they want...
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