Corduroy (1984)

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When a stuffed bear realizes a button is missing from his overalls, he goes on a big adventure around a big department store looking for it while dodging janitors, the night watchman, a toy... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Clarke Bittner ...
Manager
Muriel Gould ...
Saleslady
Tim Loomis ...
Corduroy
Charlie McCarthy ...
Janitor
Ebb Miller ...
Night Watchman
Amanda Mulea ...
Lisa
Monica Parks ...
Mother
Ed Wolfe ...
Janitor
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When a stuffed bear realizes a button is missing from his overalls, he goes on a big adventure around a big department store looking for it while dodging janitors, the night watchman, a toy train, and other dangers that get in the way. Written by Dylan Self <RobocopTNG986127@aol.com>

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10 June 1984 (USA)  »

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[the night watchman discovers Corduroy in the mattress section of the department store trying to pull off a mattress button and picks him up]
Night Watchman: You shouldn't be up here. You wouldn't know anything about this, would you? No, I guess not.
[takes him back downstairs to the toy department]
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You can't get much better than this!
19 June 2008 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

I remember watching Corduroy as a child, and I loved it. That little stuffed bear was the most amazing thing, and I was shocked that they managed to get a stuffed bear to walk around like this. I watch it today, and I'm still amazed at how well this was done. It seems like it would be tricky to constantly switch from a stuffed bear to a costume character, but it's a seamless change. The story is short, but sweet, and it's a perfect way to spend 30 minutes.

A little girl goes with her mother to a toy store and has her eye on the perfect bear. Her mother doesn't let her buy it because it's missing a button from it's corduroy overalls. When the store closes, Corduroy the bear goes on an adventure trying to find his missing button in a big department store. He goes riding on a train, and travels as far as the sporting department. Meanwhile the night watchmen at the store constantly hears the noises from the bear and wonders what it could be.

This is just a charming short film. It's interesting to watch a short from the perspective of a stuffed animal, and how small objects look big. It's almost like a realistic version of Toy Story. It seems like it would be hard to make a short film with next to no talking that kids would enjoy, but they did an excellent job. Corduroy is a cute character, and the direction is excellent, and I guess the writing is good, despite the lack of dialogue. The sets are amazing, and the costumed actor playing Corduroy does a good job. It's hard to come up with compliments for this movie, and even hard to find faults, because this is just the quintessential children's short film.

My rating: **** out of ****. 25 mins. Not rated.


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