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Peeping Penguins (1937)

Curious penguins investigate an abandoned cabin, heedless of their mother's warning that "curiosity killed the cat."

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Myron Waldman (uncredited)

Star:

Jack Mercer
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Penguins (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Four boy-penguins are curious about an abandoned cabin. Their mother warns them in song that "curiosity killed the cat." They ignore her, partly because she hypocritically displays her own curiosity over a stovepipe they've knocked to the ground. But inside the cabin, they find themselves in danger from fire, gunfire and signal flares. Written by J. Spurlin

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Goofs

A polar bear, which is a uniquely Northern animal, chases the penguins which are uniquely Southern. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother Penguin: [singing] Curiosity killed the cat. / Curiosity did just that. / The little cats had nine lives it's true, / But only one life was given to you. / So it isn't so wise to snoop, / Or you'll finish up in the soup. / You better just stop right where you're at. / Wopple-up-gup, remember that! / Curiosity killed the cat!
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Soundtracks

Curiosity Killed a Cat
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Sung by the mother penguin and played often throughout the picture
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Cute and amusing at times, but nothing special.
10 January 2004 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is a short that looks at the perils of being overly curious. Several penguins, even after stern warning, get themselves into a predicament, with colorful (if somewhat predictable) results. While this has some nice sight gags and is visually nice to look at, it really an average, rather run-of-the-mill cartoon. Nice to watch, but ultimately quite forgettable. Worth watching for all that. Recommended, in a lukewarm sort of way.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pingviinit See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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