A comically ridiculously altered version of the classic tale, in which Don Quixote is victorious over his imaginary enemies and emits Tarzan-like yells of triumph.




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An institutionalized man reads classic literature in his padded cell. He believes that he is a knight like in the books he reads and attacks a guard checking in on him. After escaping from the asylum, he happens upon a horse and makeshift suit of armor. With the police on his tail, he travels on until he encounters and fights a windmill that he believes to be a giant. Once the windmill is defeated, he moves on to the house of an opera singer whom he mistakes for a screaming damsel in distress. But before he can save the woman, he must battle a backhoe that he believes to be a dragon. When he finally reaches his damsel, he discovers that she is an ugly woman and both he and the guard pursuing him run back to the institution and lock themselves in the cell. Written by Melissa

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Release Date:

26 November 1934 (USA)  »

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Dom Quixote  »

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1.37 : 1
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Beautifully animated but a bit insensitive.
1 October 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This gorgeously animated cartoon begins at the 'bughouse' (a crude reference to a mental institution) and soon you see Don Quixote in his padded cell--and such is the humor of this short. The bottom line is that there are lots of insanity jokes here. They are funny but also a bit insensitive, to say the least.

Quixote reads about all sorts of exploits of knights while he's locked up and he begins to imagine he's really a knight. So, he escapes and goes off on adventures--some of which are from the old Cervantes novel (such as him fighting a windmill). However, when he goes to rescue a damsel in distress, he doesn't find the fair Dulcinea but an ugly lady who won't take no for an answer. When the Don's keeper shows up, he, too, must fend off the lady's advances.

As I said, it is kind of funny but the best thing about this Celebrity cartoon is the animation and the gorgeous full color. It looks great...even if its sensitivities aren't exactly politically correct!

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