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The Homeless Flea (1940)

Passed  -  Family | Animation | Comedy  -  12 October 1940 (USA)
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A hobo flea finds an unoccupied dog and settles in, chopping down hairs, stringing a hammock, and building a fire. This forces the dog to take comfort in a fish-bowl, and to go after the flea.

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A hobo flea finds an unoccupied dog and settles in, chopping down hairs, stringing a hammock, and building a fire. This forces the dog to take comfort in a fish-bowl, and to go after the flea.

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Home, Sweet Home
(1823) (uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop
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funny slapstick cartoon
9 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hapless, helpless dog and a flea looking for a home.

This cartoon from MGM has lots of laughs (mainly at the dog's expense) and takes a wry and unusual look at the life of the flea - for example, he cuts trees down with an axe (actually the dog's hairs) and puts up a home sweet home sign.

A romp in usual slapstick style, like other contemporary cartoons such as Tom & Jerry, The Homeless Flea creates two likable characters and is genuinely funny. Nice Technicolor too, and some neat effects, especially when the flea hides behind eye-glasses and within a lamp, causing the dog to panic and think there are more than one of him.


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