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The Country Cousin (1936)

Morty Citymouse invites his cousin Abner Countrymouse for a visit and shows him the ways of the big city, including traps, eating quietly, and busy traffic.

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Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
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When boorish bumpkin Abner Countrymouse visits his flash cousin Morty Citymouse the ruffian is immediately impressed by the opulent spread of food on a grand feast table, but ignorantly digs into mustard and drowns the blazing thirst in champagne. Alas the symptoms of his drunkenness extend beyond hiccups to flippant arrogance, even kicking the cat, which starts him onto a roller-coaster of urban dangers... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cousin de campagne See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Frankly, I prefer Disney's other mouse!
3 September 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is the Oscar winner for Best Animated Short for 1937 and when seen today you might be tempted, like me, to marvel at it being the pick. It's not that this is a bad cartoon--it isn't. It's just that the story is awfully familiar and the animation style is more akin to a non-Disney production than a film by the greatest animation studio of the day. As for me, I'd much rather see a cartoon featuring the OTHER Disney mouse instead of this one.

The story is from Aesop and has been done a bazillion times before by various cartoon studios--probably because they didn't have to pay royalties and because the story has already written itself! A bumpkin mouse from 'Podunk' comes to visit his supposedly sophisticated cousin in the city. At first, the bumpkin in impressed by all the marvels of big city life. However, by the end of the film he comes to realize that cities suck and he's better off being happy with his lot in life.

The animation quality is good but not exactly inspired or a thing of great beauty. When I think about several other Silly Symphony cartoons from Disney (such as THE FLOWERS AND THE TREES or FERDINAND THE BULL), it comes up very short. In other words, it's awfully ordinary yet took the Oscar. While I am not a huge fan of Popeye, I have seen POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINBAD THE SAILOR (also nominated this same year) and it was significantly prettier and better animated--with finer line drawings and an amazing 3-D sort of look to it. The other nominee was OLD MILL POND by Harmon-Ising but I just can't bring myself to watch any more of these ultra-cutesy cartoons, though I can just about guarantee it was insipid and that THE COUNTRY COUSIN was better!


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