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26 June 1936 (USA)  »

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Not bad for what is basically a one joke cartoon
11 November 2015 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a one shot cartoon produced by Terrytoons. There will be spoilers ahead:

This is really a very simple short. There isn't a whole lot here, truth to tell. It's just a very basic cartoon, one which actually works, albeit on a small scale.

This opens with a stork delivering bundles in a barnyard. Outside one of the coops is a tough guy rooster. A duck doctor comes out of the coop with good news and the father to be is so happy, the doctor gets knocked out.

Papa goes into the coop to find a hen knitting and an egg in a cradle. Papa then goes out to crow about it and celebrate. There are two good gags involving a tree and a scarecrow which establish the father's toughness. He then goes into a saloon.

Mother hen takes the egg out for a stroll and they are spotted by a vulture. The vulture swoops down and captures mother and egg. The short now turns into something out of Arabian Nights, with the vulture becoming a turbaned, hookah smoking master, ordering her to begin dancing. She does, after some prodding from her guards.

The egg gets away from her and that's where the fun starts. We first see the egg beat up the vulture and the guards and then it hatches and a baby rooster comes out boxing. He lays out the bad guys, grabs his mom and starts running. The end of the cartoon is cute, so I won't spoil it here.

Worth watching.


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