A dirty bird with a penchant for mooning falls in love with a hostile cat who sits in a tree.


(as John R. Dilworth)


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What is the nature of love? A sassy, brassy bird lands on a tree limb and moons a cat sitting there peacefully. The cat ignores the bird at first, but it continues its loud and coarse assault. The cat tries force: hitting, stomping, torching, and nuking the bird. Each time, the bird returns, thrusting its bare bottom in the cat's face. Another attempt at ignoring the bird reduces it first to tears then to illness. The cat saves it. Has the cat had a change of heart, or does it just enjoy inflicting pain? Is the bird expressing love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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21 September 1995 (Canada)  »

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El pájaro guarrillo  »

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Music by Jean-Pierre Fabien and Martin Taylor
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Dumb stupid and violent--and that's why I liked it!
17 August 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of many films in a sub-par collection of animated shorts entitled "Avoid Eye Contact: Volume One". Unlike most of the shorts, this one was rather funny. Apart from the Plympton shorts and GOODNIGHT NORMA...GOODNIGHT MILTON, this was about the best short in the set--even though it's very crude and crudely drawn.

The story is about as simple as you'll find in a cartoon and makes no sense. Still, if you ignore the simplicity and just watch it, you'll no doubt like it--especially if you like Tex Avery or Itchy and Scratchy.

The film begins with a cat sitting on a tree branch. Along comes a very mutated looking bird who moons the cat. The cat tries to ignore the stupid bird, but he makes it pretty tough. So, again and again, the cat destroys the bird in a wide variety of sadistic and funny ways. Yet, despite this, the bird keeps coming back--until, that is, the Angel of Death appears. What happens next you'll just have to see for yourself.

The tone of this cartoon is pure 6th grader, as seeing a bare butt accompanied by stupid music will put off the ultra-serious out there. However, if you can't look past this, the sadistic qualities of the toon make it worth a look.

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