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The Unicorn in the Garden (1953)

Passed  -  Animation | Short | Fantasy  -  24 September 1953 (USA)
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A henpecked husband sees a unicorn outside his window--or does he?

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Based on James Thurber's short-story about a mild,hen-pecked man who, while preparing his breakfast, looks out the window and sees a unicorn eating flowers in the garden. He rushes upstairs to inform his domineering wife, and she accuses him of being crazy and threatens to have him put away. He persists that he did see a unicorn in the garden, and she phones for the authorities to come take him away. But when they arrive, with strait-jackets, they find the wife rambling and raving about seeing the unicorn, and promptly take her away. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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23 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A simple story told simply and well.

Director Bill Hurtz, who would later in his distinguished career go on to work on the brilliant and funny Jay Ward cartoons, does grand work here in tying the story together with great visuals and taught story-telling.

Alas as one of the reviews shows us there are thin-skinned people who will feign outrage because of Mr Thurber's desire to be simply humorous. While enjoying the film these people feel the inner need to throw out cant words like "misogyny" in order to boldly ride the righteous horse. Don't be put off the cartoon by observations like these. Just sit back and enjoy it.

And don't be mortally offended if someone tries to kid you a little.


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