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Noah's Ark (1959)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  10 November 1959 (USA)
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Noah gets the word: build an ark in seven days. His sons cut the necessary trees in three days, and much furious sawing and hammering follows. But there's no rest, as they need to round up ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jerome Courtland ...
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Jeanne Bruns ...
Mrs. Hippo (voice) (as Jeanne Gayle)
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Paul Frees ...
Noah / God (voice)
James MacDonald ...
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Noah gets the word: build an ark in seven days. His sons cut the necessary trees in three days, and much furious sawing and hammering follows. But there's no rest, as they need to round up all the animals. Noah boards the animals, then his sons, their wives, and his wife (who packed a ferocious picnic). The rains and flood begin. The animals soon develop cabin fever and get restless, but Mrs. Noah has the answer: "Music has charms to soothe the savage beast." His sons find instruments and begin playing; everyone dances. But Harry the hippo dances with everyone but his wife; Noah goes to her, and while she tells him not to mention Harry's name, Noah convinces her that Harry is thinking only of her. The rains end; Noah sends a dove out who brings back an olive branch. They land on Mount Ararat and disembark. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The voices of Noah's sons are inconsistent with each other. This is especially evident when they are singing as they build the ark. See more »

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Narrator: Now, when this earth was just beginning, there was much fussing and fighting and sinning.
[sounds of fighting and shouting are heard in houses; a cloud appears over another]
Narrator: Then one day, a cloud appeared up in the sky.
[lightning flashes and thunder crashes from the cloud; Noah steps out from the one house]
Narrator: And a great heavenly voice spoke from on high.
God: [inside the cloud] O good man Noah...
Narrator: ...said the voice...
God: The things I see leave me no choice. I must send rain and flood one day to wash the ...
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Inspired!
4 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really can't find any fault with this atypical Disney cartoon, which is directed by Bill Justice and presented in the stop-motion format. Noah and his sons, his wife, their wives, and the various animals, are made out of various objects including clothes pegs, pipe cleaners, and so on, and although unusual, this works well.

Primitive shots of a model ark rattling around on the high seas can be forgiven in the hippo's torch song, the elephants, the ostriches, the crocodiles, the porcupines, the cats, the dogs, the mice, and the horses brought above the ark. All have their own personalities and are memorable.

Good to watch alongside the Silly Symphony which presented the same story ('Father Noah's Ark') some twenty years earlier, just to see how inspiration can strike animators in many different ways.

Unusual, charming and unique in the Disney portfolio, 'Noah's Ark' is definitely worth a look.


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