The narrator sets the scene for a warped version of the classic poem, and the hijinks when assistant Porky gives the blacksmith a rubber horseshoe, then a hot horseshoe on the horse's backside by accident.
Did You Know?
The title is from a line in a traditional poem (1841) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Village Blacksmith. "Under a spreading chestnut-tree, The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands." See more
This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1995, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more
Version of The Village Blacksmith
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne See more