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The Bashful Buzzard (1945)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  15 September 1945 (USA)
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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 ... 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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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

Beaky Buzzard: You little shriveled-up, infinitecimal piece of sh... shoe leather.
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played when the elephants fly
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Lacking character but still amusing
27 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An Italian buzzard sends her four boys out to bring home the bacon (or rather, lamb). While her first three boys are tough as nails, her youngest is painfully shy and fairly inept when it comes to catching food. However, this might be the time that he manages to turn it around (with a little help).

The films starts with a seemingly pointless mother buzzard with a thick mama-mia style accent for no real reason and continues through the film with the same lack of cohesion but still a certain amount of humour to it. The film centres on a slightly dopey, bashful little eagle that is trying to match his brothers for hunting ability. The film creates several imaginative moments but really doesn't make much sense. It is quite funny but never hilariously so.

The mama-mia mother is the height of characterisation; both her and the bashful buzzard of the title are based on gimmicks rather than real personalities or characters, but that isn't really the point here.

The film gets sillier as it goes without really getting much funnier. It is amusing and has some imagination but some of the gimmicks are a little daffy and are perhaps a little too goofy to be hilarious.


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