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It's Tough to Be a Bird (1969)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Documentary  |  10 December 1969 (USA)
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Part cartoon and part documentary, this film offers a humorous look at birds and the ways people perceive them.

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Part cartoon and part documentary, this film offers a humorous look at birds and the ways people perceive them.

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Narrator: [flying a plane] Although we want to live a life serene and keep our feathers and our noses clean, with human population on the scene, man!
[gunshots destroy the plane as he says:]
Narrator: It is so tough... to be... a... bird!
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25 September 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is one of Disney's better efforts (which is quite a compliment!) This shows up occasionally on The Ink and Paint Club, but I think that Disney (and the public) would be well-served if this and some of their other shorts were released in a compilation. This is an excellent example of combining animation with live-action to create at one and the same time a cartoon and a documentary about birds that is informative and entertaining for adults and children. In fact, I have noticed more than a few cartoons that should be in-print that aren't, many of them Disney, but others as well. Highly recommended.


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