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Room and Bored (1943)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Short  |  30 September 1943 (USA)
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Fox has a furnished apartment which he desires to rent to a nice, quiet, respectable citizen like himself, and he especially wants no riff-raff tenant. What he wants and what he gets are ... See full summary »



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Uncredited cast:
Frank Graham ...
Fox / Crow (voice) (uncredited)


Fox has a furnished apartment which he desires to rent to a nice, quiet, respectable citizen like himself, and he especially wants no riff-raff tenant. What he wants and what he gets are two different things as along comes Crow with his own furnishings and decides to move in. Crow proceeds to make himself at home by tossing out Fox's fine furniture and fixings' and brings in his own junk, including a player piano, a juke box and a set of drums, all of which the jitter-bugging Crow plays all night. The Fox tries to evict him the next morning, but the crow simulates a raging snowstorm outside his window and the soft-hearted landlord allows him to stay. And then, although it is mid-July and hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, Fox hustles down to the basement and starts shoveling coal into the furnace. Written by Les Adams <>

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Room and Bored is another funny Fox and Crow entry
13 June 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

As Room and Bored begins we see the Fox in his apartment at peace playing the violin. We then pull back to an Apartment for Rent sign that says, "Quiet, refined tenant preferred" signed by the Fox. Screeching through the door a few minutes later is a van occupied by the Crow who accepts the offer before the Fox could refuse it! Crow then throws out the classical piano and tears down the refined wallpaper and puts out various street signs and pinup posters as the Fox brings the player piano and other of the Crow's stuff. Fox's last nerve later gets worked out when the Crow overflows his bathtub and he throws him out. Crow gets sympathy from him, however, when he dresses as a hobo, cries, and shows him the blizzard out the window (revealed outside as Jivory Soap Flakes pouring above). This confuses the Fox as it's July. So as the Crow keeps playing his music, the Fox keeps putting coal in the furnace, gets hotter, and eventually pours coffee in one ear and out the other...Loved the shaking animation during the Crow music sequences. While one feels sorry for the Fox character, the way he deals with his lot can be so hilarious especially in scenes like when the piano falls on him. Worth seeing for fans of '40s animation and anyone curious about the Columbia animation output of that time.

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