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The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936)

Felix is handing out relief, thanks to a goose that lays golden eggs. The evil Captain Kidd sees the goose and breaks into Felix's house to get it. He brings the goose to his pirate ship. ... See full summary »

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Felix is handing out relief, thanks to a goose that lays golden eggs. The evil Captain Kidd sees the goose and breaks into Felix's house to get it. He brings the goose to his pirate ship. Felix arrives too late to catch the ship. Goldie won't lay for the pirates. Felix sees a cannon and turns himself into a human cannonball to catch teh ship. With help from Goldie and another cannon, he subdues the crew, wrapping them in the sail and depositing them in the hold. He and Kidd have a swordfight, but their swords melt together. Kidd chases Felix up the mast, then foolishly cuts off his own support. He falls into the hold. They sail for home, where Felix fires off cannonloads of gold coins. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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7 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Felix the Cat and the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs  »

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Felix Comes To The Peoples' Relief
26 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, this is the first cartoon I've seen that addresses The Great Depression in the 1930s. The first scene has Felix The Cat manning a little stand that says "Relief Bureau" and he's handing out a handful of gold coins to every person in line. "Don't thank me," he says; "thank him."

"Him" isn't FDR or the government: it's a goose in the back of the booth who is laying golden eggs. After dishing out the coins, Felix goes back and tells "Goldie" that she's doing "good work, so keep it up!" Felix takes her eggs and grinds them into coins so he can dish out the next batch.

It doesn't long for the villain, "Captain Kidd," disguised as a woman, to appear at the back window, seeing the goose and figuring out what's happening. So, moments later, he steals the valuable goose. Even though Felix knows who it is, Kidd succeeds and takes the goose aboard his pirate ship and sails away.

The cartoon turns into a pirate adventure story when Felix, who figures out a way to get on Kidd's ship via turning himself into a human cannonball (hey, it's a cartoon!) battles it out aboard ship with the peg-legged and sword-wielding Kidd.

Overall, more for kids but adults can enjoy this, too, almost like an old-fashioned Errol Flynn pirate movie, except in animated form. The duels between Felix and Kidd are well done.


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