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Bill and Coo (1948)

Approved | | Musical, Family, Fantasy | 28 March 1948 (USA)
The feathered residents of Chirpendale are terrorized by an evil black crow by the name of "The Black Menace". But to the citizen's rescue comes a brave young taxi puller named Bill!

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Cast

Cast overview:
Burton's Birds ...
Bill / Coo (as George Burton's Love Birds)
Jimmy the Crow ...
The Black Menace (as Curley Twiford's Jimmy the Crow)
George Burton ...
Elizabeth Walters ...
Elizabeth Walters (Prologue)
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Storyline

Welcome to Chirpendale. There's plenty of parking space, plus it has everything: a bar where bird citizens can drink junebug sundaes and listen to jazzy music. But the bird citizens are terrorized by an evil raven called "The Black Menace", but a pluck young bird named Bill Singer, who's a taxi driver by day, comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, Coo, who's trapped in a fire. And soon the circus comes to town, Bill and Coo get box perches and witness ferocious feats and even laugh along with Cannonball Twitcher on an out of control motorcycle! But soon The Black Menace returns, and Bill and the rest of the citizens put together a plan to put him away for good. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film holds the world record for the smallest film set. It was filmed entirely in a model village mounted on a table measuring 30 ft x 15 ft (9.14 m x 4.57 m). The success of the film was rewarded with an Honorary Academy Award in 1948. See more »

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References Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played during the Iron Jaw act
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Enthralling
13 December 2001 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the age of 4 and never forgot it, and for the longest time thought I had dreamed it until I heard someone discussing it at a movie one night. It's unlike anything you've ever seen before, and deserves wider screening. Think Claymation with live animals.


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