A bootle beetle elder tells the story of Morris, the moose about the size of a rabbit. Thunderclap the moose is taking on all challengers, and Morris decides to try, much to the amusement ... See full summary »
Humphrey the bear isn't having much luck with his fishing; every time he catches some nice fish, he gets distracted and drops them. So he goes after the catches of the local anglers instead... See full summary »
The and the history of a cute , simple, little house that used to live on a little hill on the countryside and how different times and ages passed by it from the classic time to the modern ... See full summary »
Flannery is a station master who does everything by the book. One day, a package of guinea pigs arrives at his station. Flannery assumes by their name that they are pigs but one customer, ... See full summary »
A mouse and his boss pose as dogcatchers and grab a schoolhouse full of dogs; they use several other ruses to round up dogs for, as we discover, a sausage factory. Alice and Julius are on ... See full summary »
An owl teaches his class full of birds about melody. It's all around in nature. Only birds and man can sing; man "sings" even when he speaks. We see a quick survey of the stages of life, as... See full summary »
Charles A. Nichols
Loulie Jean Norman,
Goofy shows us how to swim, first using a piano stool to demonstrate the strokes, right into the middle of traffic and back again. Next, Goofy tries to change in a tiny beachhouse and ends ... See full summary »
Two stylized nursery rhymes are shown. First is "The House That Jack Built" as told with a variety of characters composed of letters that spell out their names (Example: the cow is made up ... See full summary »
It's a peaceful day at the local poultry farm until Foxy Loxy happens along intent on a chicken dinner. He takes the advice of a book on psychology by striking "the least intelligent" first... See full summary »
Monte the pelican and Vidi the snipe are chums who live in a lighthouse during the Second World War. Their friendship endures despite Monte flying in his sleep, thinking he is a dive bomber, and Vidi trying to keep him from coming to harm.
A simplistic tale of friendship, then, but one which has a certain charm and is helped along by Sterling Holloway's narration (he also provided the voice of Mr Stork in 'Dumbo' and narrated 'Lambert the Sheepish Lion' and the 'Peter and the Wolf' segment of 'Make Mine Music').
'The Pelican and the Snipe' has dated in its depiction of bombs and night raids, but the central story of a friend in need will always be current. The animation too flows beautifully and gives us two likable characters.
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