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A Waif's Welcome (1936)

Approved | | Animation, Short | 19 June 1936 (USA)
Troublemaking kid not happy with new adopted brother.

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Troublemaking kid not happy with new adopted brother.

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Animation | Short

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19 June 1936 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Entertaining Short
17 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

A Waif's Welcome (1936)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Junior is a bratty only child who never listens to his parents or shows them any sort of appreciation. One snowy night there's a knock at the door and an orphan boy is selling papers. The parents agree to take the kid in and sure enough he appreciates everything they do for him, which doesn't sit too well with Junior.

I would almost call this film a masterpiece since it comes from the Van Beuren group who worked at RKO. Honestly, this film isn't a masterpiece but if you've seen enough films from Van Beuren then you know that they really aren't all that special or good. This one here is rather funny as it offers up some creative stuff that isn't typically seen from the company. This includes a scene where Junior turns into a devil and small fire characters break free to do some destruction. You can tell this is an old-fashioned short with some of the violence aimed at children but the movie runs at a nice pace and manages to be entertaining.


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