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Lost and Foundling (1944)

Sniffles hatches an egg that's rolled into his home, and raises the chick, naming him "Orville." Then he finds out the bird is really a mouse-eating hawk. Unfortunately, Orville finds out also.

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Sniffles hatches an egg that's rolled into his home, and raises the chick, naming him "Orville." Then he finds out the bird is really a mouse-eating hawk. Unfortunately, Orville finds out also.

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The labels of two bottles read GRIB and BROEK respectively - the surname of Robert Gribbroek, who was a layout man and background artist at Warner Bros. Cartoons. See more »

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Spoofs The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »

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Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique', 4th movement
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Funnier than cutesy animation would suggest
15 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

When a bird egg rolls away from it's nest, it ends up in the house of a mouse. When the egg hatches the mouse looks after the bird, thinking it a kitten. When it grows too big for the house the mouse looks up in a book to find out what type of chicken the bird is. However when he finds it is a hawk that eats mice, trouble begins

Starting with a cute animation that makes it look more like those worthless cartoons that get shown at Christmas time, I was immediately put on the defensive. Usually I like the cartoons that have a sharp, imaginative wit about them and I assumed this wouldn't have that. Happily I was off as the main body of the short is a pretty funny game of cat & mouse (bird & mouse).

The characters aren't great but they are supported by good action - the mouse and the bird didn't really grab me but I was amused enough not to be bothered. The ending is a little pat and lacks humour, although it is quite nice.

Overall this is a funny little short, certainly better than the animation style would suggest.


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