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The Bashful Buzzard (1945)

Once again, as in 'Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid (1942)', Beaky Buzzard is sent out by his Italian-voiced Mamma to bring home something to eat. While his brothers fetch a milk cow (with farmer ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Mamma Buzzard (voice) (uncredited)
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Farmer / Lover in Buggy / Old Rooster / Dragonh (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Beaky Buzzard (voice) (uncredited)
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Once again, as in 'Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid (1942)', Beaky Buzzard is sent out by his Italian-voiced Mamma to bring home something to eat. While his brothers fetch a milk cow (with farmer attached), a string of circus elephants (including a baby one brandishing a banner reading "I am NOT Dumbo") and a dog attached to a fire hydrant, Beaky manages to capture a baby bumble bee. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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15 September 1945 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Well, now, I wouldn't say that" - the punchline of this film - was the catch phrase of the character Peavey, the druggist, on the popular radio show, "The Great Gildersleeve". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Beaky's brothers are bringing animals for their mother one of them brings a cow, as it carries the cow the eye lid on the cow's patch changes repeatedly from brown to white. See more »

Quotes

Mamma Buzzard: Oh, what is-a happened to my little baby? My little bambino! Oh, where is-a my killer?
[cries]
Mamma Buzzard: Killer, come home!
[sobbing]
Mamma Buzzard: Oh, my little killer, my little bambino... Oh, where's-a my killer...
Beaky Buzzard: Umm... ah, yes?
Mamma Buzzard: Killer! My darling!
[hugs and kisses him]
Mamma Buzzard: My baby... So! I send you out-a for meat, but you always-a come-a home with de empty fingers! You never, never bring-a home-a one teensy weensy piece of a meat-a!
Sea Serpent: [...]
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Soundtracks

It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played when the elephants fly
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For the first minute or two, they could have fooled me.
11 July 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

As "The Bashful Buzzard" started, I thought that it was going to be a shot-for-shot remake of "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid" for about the first minute. But when it started doing its own thing, I found it an OK cartoon, not great. Why is Beaky Buzzard - or Killer, if you want to call him that - such a lazy ignoramus? Who knows? They have to entertain us somehow.

I certainly liked the sight of Beaky bringing some of those things home. If I'd been that Italian mother of his, I'd have told the father (who probably would have been a godfather) that the son isn't fit for missions.

All in all, worth seeing. Available on YouTube.


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