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 »
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 »
A street smart red bird with a heavy New York accent serves as the narrator, who tries to explains why it's tough to be a bird. This edutaining animated short with documentary segments explains the common evolutionary origin of birds, how various cultures have perceived the birds throughout history, how some species have become extinct or endangered due to human activity, how people like birdwatchers or townsfolk of Hinckley, Ohio, where the annual Buzzard Day is celebrated, enjoy the birds in a friendly manner and what a monty pythonesque cutout animation collage with birds looks like.
It was the last animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award, until Paperman (2012). See more »
[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:]
It is so tough... to be... a... bird!
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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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