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A Cowboy Needs a Horse (1956)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Musical  |  6 November 1956 (USA)
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A young boy dreams of being a cowboy. After he gets the basics, as outlined in the title song, he's attacked by Indians. He runs out of bullets and manages to lasso them. He smokes the ... See full summary »

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A young boy dreams of being a cowboy. After he gets the basics, as outlined in the title song, he's attacked by Indians. He runs out of bullets and manages to lasso them. He smokes the peace pipe with their chief. A robber is holding up a stagecoach and he rides to the rescue, refusing the reward. He also saves a train from a dynamited bridge, and a girl tied to a cactus, before riding into the sunset (and back to his suburban bed). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Disney decides if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
5 November 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the 1950s, UPA began producing some of the worst quality animations in film history. Instead of the usual beautiful animation and backgrounds like you'd see with Loony Tunes, MGM or Disney, UPA began making a mint--and mysteriously winning Oscars in the process. Here, you can see that Disney had finally given up on producing good cartoons and decided to also make crap like UPA. Horridly drawn backgrounds, blocky animation and a weak story make this a chore to watch. And, as for the omnipresent song, you'll either love it or have a hard time not ripping your ears off to make it stop. All in all, a pretty limp cartoon with terrible production values. Thank goodness this sort of stuff is no longer fashionable--it is simply awful.


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