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 »
Gene Deitch's adaptation of Jules Feiffer's Munro was a deserving Oscar-winner for animated short
Just rewatched this Gene Deitch-Jules Feiffer animated short that won the Oscar on YouTube. Deitch was the former UPA-Terrytoons director/supervisor who at this time formed his own company, Rembrandt Films, in order to have more creative control over his work. For one of his initial ventures, he turned to a book by New York cartoonist Feiffer to adapt to film. That book, Munro, told of a 4-year old boy who accidentally gets drafted into the Army! How this results in some basic training and other activities without anyone for the longest time realizing what a mistake this is provides much of the humor, thanks to the way Feiffer's illustrations are animated by Deitch, as well as the voices provided such as Howard Morris' narration and portrayal of the sergeant, Gene's wife Marie doing the female ones, and especially their actual toddler at the time Seth saying over and over again, "I'm only 4 years old!" to constant indifferent response. Don't worry, though, all ends happily though some kind of a lesson is learned. So on that note, Munro comes highly recommended.
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