A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that ... See full summary »
Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.
A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »
A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that lay waste to everything in their path. The cartoon (note the title) was a very thinly veiled propaganda film in support of the Netherlands resistance fighters during Nazi occupation in World War 2 (The film was completed when Nazi Germany had completely occupied the Netherlands). Written by
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This short, nominated for an Academy Award, was made by George Pal and concerns an invasion by mechanized war machines in a place obviously modeled on Holland, which was under occupation by the Nazis at the time. It is a tribute to the ability of humanity to persevere against the worst imaginable events and no only survive, but thrive. It is incorporated into The Puppetoon Movie and is a wonderful piece of work. The ending is glorious! Most highly recommended.
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