The emperor's musicians play their instruments (and a stray cat) while the ladies of the court dance. Meanwhile, the children fish and play. But soon, the children anger the emperor, who ... See full summary »
An extremely large Old King Cole sings his story. His "fiddlers three" turn out to be the Three Blind Mice. And his book is Mother Goose, which illustrates Little Miss Muffett, Jack and ... See full summary »
The Little Red Riding Hood and the two little pigs are adventurous to defend tries to hiding under the bed, the big bad wolf is blowing up the brick house, But they starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
A hen has taken up residence in Pluto's doghouse and laid her eggs. She steps out; Pluto comes home and the eggs all hatch, and the chicks take Pluto for mommy and won't let go. Then a ... See full summary »
As with "Birds of a Feather", another black and white 1931 Silly Symphony, this short mainly features beavers going about their daily business building a dam, moving and working to the beat and rhythm of the music. The beavers themselves are kinda cute and look like distant cousins of early Mickey.
It's an animation showcase that is still mildly impressive, but mostly forgettable as the primitive nature neuters its lasting appeal. I understand that these type of shorts were animated by very small amount of people, sometimes just a crew of two, and that they were pioneers of sorts, but that doesn't make the actual content a classic. The flood animation looks good however.
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