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The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (1933)

Dishes and utensils wash, dry, and stack themselves. A duster plays a silverware box like a piano while a salt-pepper-and-sugar set sings. The spoon proposes to the dish (interrupted by a ... See full summary »

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Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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Dishes and utensils wash, dry, and stack themselves. A duster plays a silverware box like a piano while a salt-pepper-and-sugar set sings. The spoon proposes to the dish (interrupted by a cry from a baby spoon), then plays percussion on some pans and jam jars. Some teacups do a can-can, then a centipede-like conga line. The Swiss cheese yodels. The blueing sings "Am I Blue?," joined by a potato crying from all its eyes. An egg dances, slips on some lard, hatches, and sings "Young and Healthy." A lump of dough rises like a ghost and dances over to a packet of yeast, which it mixes into water and drinks, then grows, a la Jekyll and Hyde. It threatens the dish; some utensils fight back, lobbing canned goods from a spatula catapult. More attacks with cheese graters, popcorn, a rolling pin, and an electric fan, turn the dough into muffins, a bundt cake, a pie, and waffles. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1933 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This animation is available on the Warner DVD of The Little Giant (1933). See more »

Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1992 by Turner Entertainment Company, with each frame traced over onto a cel. Each cel was then painted in color and photographed over a colored reproduction of each background. See more »

Soundtracks

Shuffle Off to Buffalo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by the Dish and the Spoon
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Mesmerizing!
20 February 2003 | by Mary-18See all my reviews

Dishes and foodstuffs sing, dance, impersonate celebrities, and finally join together to battle a monster made of dough! Do the utensils ultimately win the war? I'm not telling, but the results look deee-licious!

Pointless, but incredibly entertaining.


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