7.4/10
245
5 user

The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955)

The old fishing boat captain tells the story of Chilly Willy, a singing polar bear and a bulldog who quickly falls asleep when he hears a lullaby.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tabasco Road (1957)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, runs to the rescue of his two drunken rodent friends, Pablo and Fernando, who keep wandering into the hungry clutches of an alley cat.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Tom Holland
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Tweetie Pie (1947)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
A Christmas Carol (TV Short 1971)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams
Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern
Ugly Duckling (1939)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A newborn cygnet searches for a family that will accept him.

Directors: Jack Cutting, Clyde Geronimi
The Snowman (1982)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Directors: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami
Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After a traffic accident, a man is treated with dog plasma while his dog is treated with human plasma.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Daws Butler, Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford
Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mild-mannered man whose nerves are shot from incessant noise is sent to an exclusive, silent retreat with hilarious results.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Daws Butler
I'm Cold (1954)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Chilly Willy is freezing in his igloo home (he lives in Coldernell, Alaska) and burning everything he owns in the fireplace to keep warm. He notices an ad for the local fur factory and ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Daws Butler
Fish Fry (1944)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An alley cat attempts to steal the goldfish Andy Panda just bought from a pet shop, but the fish proves too clever for him.

Director: Shamus Culhane
Stars: Grace Stafford, Lionel Stander, Walter Tetley
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda give a piano performance for an audience of barnyard animals.

Director: Dick Lundy
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Polar Bear / Bulldog (voice) (uncredited)
...
Skipper (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

In the Antarctic, a fishing boat passes an iceberg where we hear the lullaby "Rockabye Baby" being sung. The captain explains how, 20 years ago, a polar bear was trying to steal fish from his ship. Alas, Chilly Willy the penguin also had his eyes on the fish. A very mean bulldog was sleeping in front of the fish, and Willy made sure the polar bear kept waking it up. Every time, the bear quickly sang a verse of "Rockabye Baby" and the dog would fall asleep again. Finally, the two of them ended up stranded atop a tall iceberg, where we see that they're still going at it, with bushy gray beards now. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legend of Rock-A-Bye Point  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Charlie the polar bear sings the lullaby "Rock a bye Baby" in its entirety eight times over the course of the film. See more »

Goofs

When the anvil falls on the Polar Bear's head he takes right hand to cover his mouth so he won't wake up the Bulldog but in the next shot when he is writing ouch! his left hand is covering his mouth. See more »

Connections

Edited into Woody Woodpecker and His Friends (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cradle and All! Number One with a Bullet!!!
5 November 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the user who called this their "favorite Tex Avery cartoon of all time." I agree 1000%. Every single time i watch this cartoon it makes me laugh. The bulldog who bites the polar bear's ass every single time he tries to steal the fish, the strange kinship the two of them develop, the wacky music track (based on "Rockabye Baby")...

It's all too much!

On my personal list of the greatest cartoons of all time, this cartoon would be ranked Number One... With a bullet! Although there are many great cartoons, there's just something about this cartoon... I think it might be the best punchline ever.

And you know what? This is exactly what is wrong with most of the so-called humor of today. Everyone hates Saturday Night Live (finally), the show stinks, but their first sin was ignoring the importance of a PUNCH LINE! This is what all good humor is based on. Otherwise, it's like sex with out a climax, people!!!

Humor is supposed to build a comic situation to a point where there is a release. From Mark Twain to Harold Lloyd to the Marx Brothers to Preston Sturges to every other great humorist, these rules have been followed... Until todays' garbage humor of SNL, Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) and one bad sitcom after another has tried to ignore the basic rules of humor. But shows like King of Queens, Seinfeld, and even Beavis and Butthead prove that the punchline still matters.

So this cartoon IMHO is the best because it has the best punchline of all time. Period.

DEATH TO SNL!


0 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?