One of the it-takes-a-villageism cartoons with a message in which a happy-and-prosperous village of honeybees goes to the aid of a village of starving grasshoppers, by dropping honey bombs ... See full summary »

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One of the it-takes-a-villageism cartoons with a message in which a happy-and-prosperous village of honeybees goes to the aid of a village of starving grasshoppers, by dropping honey bombs and food to the stricken bug community. Prosperity returns and all the world citizens are happy again. Although, in the real world it was usually the grasshoppers and locusts that caused most of the famine problems to begin with, and didn't leave anything for the bees to make honey from. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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16 April 1937 (USA)  »

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New Deal
6 August 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This early Columbia Color Rhapsody takes a weird New Deal approach to the Depression as the prosperous queen bee leads her minions in bombing the starving grasshoppers with honey and turning their lives around.

There were other Mintz cartoons that suggested this New Deal attitude towards the world's ills, particularly the 1932 Krazy Kat opus PROSPERITY BLUES. However, this film's men's chorus singing the title song, the high-chroma colors colors and the march beat of the song lend an air of 1930s fascism to this modern eye and ear that would not have been apparent to the 1930s viewer.

It's an interesting cartoon to look at, particularly for the non-natural colors in the midst of the candy-box animation: an interesting sidelight in the Mintz productions.


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