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I'd Love to Take Orders from You (1936)

Quitting time for a scarecrow. He gets home, and his little boy scares him. To the title song, he teaches his son the basics of scare-crowing. Bedtime for junior; he prays to be a big ... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Uncredited cast:
Elmore Vincent Elmore Vincent ... Pa Scarecrow (voice) (uncredited)
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Quitting time for a scarecrow. He gets home, and his little boy scares him. To the title song, he teaches his son the basics of scare-crowing. Bedtime for junior; he prays to be a big scarecrow, just like his daddy. The next morning he sneaks out before anyone else is up and practices scaring a rooster, a squirrel, and a rabbit. He takes up his father's place, but the crows are not impressed; in fact, the crow goes on the attack. Junior finally thinks he's found a pose that works, but in fact Dad's come up behind him. Of course, in the telling, he's much more heroic... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1936 (USA) See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

References Shipmates Forever (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
[Plays when the father scarecrow goes home. Also plays when the child scarecrow brags to the mother scarecrow.]
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Just imagine if Dorothy had come across these scarecrows.
26 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Back when the Warner Bros. animation department had only just gotten on the map - Porky Pig was their main star, and Mel Blanc was not yet providing the voices - they made "I'd Love to Take Orders from You", about a father scarecrow teaching his son the ABCs of crow-scaring, giving the son a little bit of over-confidence. I presume that at this point in time, the animation department was still trying to figure out which kind of path it was going to take, so we needn't expect the outright wackiness that became their staple throughout the '40s and '50s. This one, directed by Tex Avery (billed as Fred), has a very simple story. But it remains an important part of cartoon history, as do all the shorts released by Warner Bros. back then. As this one is currently not available on video or DVD, you can find it on YouTube.

I wonder how "The Wizard of Oz" would have ended up had Dorothy come across these scarecrows instead of the one whom she found.


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