We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »
At the home of Viennese composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes, the mouse would dance to the music, unable to control himself. One day, when ... See full summary »
Mr. Magoo sets off to go to the movies but goes to an airport by mistake and gets on a plane thinking it to be a theater. Little does Magoo know the man he is sitting next to is actually a ... See full summary »
The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.
In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction. Sylvester, who could never quite get the ... See full summary »
An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a... See full summary »
This Oscar-winning 8-minute effort from the animator (Deitch) and writer (Jules Feiffer) who would put the lid on the Tom & Jerry and Popeye figures respectively(!) details the vicissitudes of a 4 year-old boy who is unaccountably drafted and drilled into combat duty in spite of his genuine protestations to the anomaly of the situation! While the style is typically crude, the short gets ample mileage out of its one joke (especially whenever the D.I., with his increasingly unintelligible marching orders, is involved); eventually, the mistake is acknowledged by the army and the child is let go, being accorded hero status upon his homecoming. The character recalls the gibberish-speaking Dr. Seuss creation Gerald McBoing Boing (the first 'vehicle' of which was itself an Oscar winner) while his vain attempts at making his elders listen to him looks forward to a famous 'episode' in Luis Bunuel's delightful THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (1974).
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