A poor cobbler feeds his last crust of bread to some birds that are really elves, who show their gratitude by finishing all his work while he sleeps and giving 'Tex Avery' a chance to show ... See full summary »
While this could very well be a germ-of-an-idea parody of an Edgar Allan Poe story, The Tell-Tale Heart, there is no way on this earth that Mr. Poe, credited or uncredited, had anything to do with this cartoon, in spite of the fact somebody has given him an (uncredited) as a writer. Bottom line, a cat is more than a bit annoyed at the cuckoo in a clock, and sets out to get rid of it, but ends up getting blown to the hereafter while the clock plays an fitting tune. Written by
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Typical Avery, with the germ of an idea used more fully in a later short.
This short is typical Avery, with lots of sight gags and a hilarious premise. But Avery plays around with a series of gags that take expressions of speech and depict them literally in visual gags, an idea he would use to base an entire short on later with Symphony in Slang. Cute cartoon, not terribly innovative, but enjoyably watchable nonetheless. Worth watching and recommended.
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