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Plenty of Money and You (1937)

A hen's chicks hatch, but one of them is actually an ostrich. She treats it as her own, but the ostrich keeps getting into trouble, first getting stuck after eating a goldfish, then falling... See full summary »

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Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Ostrich (voice) (uncredited)
Dave Weber Dave Weber ... Weasel (voice) (uncredited)
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A hen's chicks hatch, but one of them is actually an ostrich. She treats it as her own, but the ostrich keeps getting into trouble, first getting stuck after eating a goldfish, then falling down steps into a basement and swallowing a car jack, then having a little run-in with a worm and a lawn sprinkler, and finally getting captured by the weasel. The weasel sings a version of the title song, with lyrics about how great the ostrich will be when it's cooked. Meanwhile, the ostrich swallows first the hanging light bulb; when forced to disgorge that, he swallows a box of fireworks, which goes off when the ostrich is in the oven. The weasel, having had enough, sets the ostrich free. The ostrich puts on a fireworks show, ending with "eat at Sloppy Joe's." Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1937 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936). See more »

Soundtracks

With Plenty of Money and You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Weasel as "With Plenty of Gravy on You"
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Plenty of fun
25 January 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

'Plenty of Money and You' is not one of Friz Freleng's best cartoons and he was yet to be in his full prime, but for a relatively early effort from him it's a very solid one. It is never what one would call hilarious, Freleng is on reasonably subdued form compared to his later efforts and the story is flimsy and occasionally loses momentum.

However, the ostrich is good fun as a character and the weasel is even more interesting and entertaining as the antagonist of the cartoon. The conflict between them carries 'Plenty of Money and You' and does so very well.

The cartoon is amusing, especially the alternate song lyrics for especially anybody familiar with the song (even when not the lyrics are pretty clever), and there is a freshness that keeps it from flagging.

Animation is excellent, it's fluid in movement, crisp in shading, vibrant in colour and very meticulous in detail. Ever the master, Carl Stalling's music is typically superb. It is as always lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it. The song is very infectious.

Voice acting from Mel Blanc and Dave Weber is terrific.

In conclusion, good fun. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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