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Song of the Birds (1949)

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Little Audrey shoots a baby bird with her air rifle and is mortified when the bird's mother, and all the other woodland animals, go into mourning.

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Little Audrey causes too much havoc indoors with her toy gun, so Mammy sends her outside. A little bird just learning to fly is her first victim, but when the bird's mother mourns over it, Audrey feels remorse. The animals stage an elaborate funeral for the little bird. But during the funeral, some rain falls on it, and revives it we discover it was only stunned. Audrey smashes her gun and tries to befriend the birds. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Still very powerful
21 February 2001 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

The argument that it's wrong to kill or injure animals just for the fun of it could hardly be made more effectively or powerfully than in this simple, short film. Despite its age, it's lost none of its power to grip the emotions.


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