The stork tells about a harrowing encounter with a gun emplacement. As a result, he declares himself "closed for the duration." His reflection in the mirror, however, gives him a pep talk, ...
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The stork tells about a harrowing encounter with a gun emplacement. As a result, he declares himself "closed for the duration." His reflection in the mirror, however, gives him a pep talk, reminding him of his ancestors who flew in the previous wars. The stork sets out with homemade armor and, with the help of a cigar smoke screen and a cloud, manages to send the planes chasing him right down the barrel of the "Big Bertha" gun. Written by
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Cute idea-a sort of "Birth Take a Holiday (Or Tries To)" notion.
This was one of a number of cartoons from MGM that uses World War II as a significant aspect of the cartoon. While most cartoons produced during the war had referential material (like, "Is this trip really necessary?"), relatively few revolved around the war itself. This cartoon would not have been made (indeed, probably could not have been made) without the war as background. The key premise is triggered by the war. The idea of the stork "closed for the duration" means no more births, which carries as many and as far-reaching consequences as the idea that death might stop. Not a particularly subtle cartoon, there being a war on at the time. But it's still a cute and fascinating cartoon that also has some fairly thought-provoking ideas to consider. Maybe it's just me. Well worth watching. Recommended.
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