Disobedient donkey Spunky's pranks create havoc amongst the sheep, geese and chicks until he's publicly decried; a barnyard bully is not more appreciated than a schoolyard one. But when the... See full summary »
Hunky is teaching her son Spunky how to kick properly. She has him practice with a mattress propped against a tree. Spunky befriends a family of birds who are building a nest. Spunky copies... See full summary »
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Dave Fleischer
Played during the opening credits
Sung at the beginning by an off-screen chorus
Variations played often throughout See more »
First of a series, this is cute but bland.
This short is visually impressive in spots (a hallmark of the studio), but the characters aren't that interesting and, for all that this was nominated for an Academy Award, it points up the problems with the Color Classics series in general: they tried to be something Fliescher Studios was not, namely Disney Studios. Overall, the Color Classics range from watchable to quite good (the more Fliescher-like ones are the best ones), cute and cuddly was not the strength of the Fliescher Studio. It would be akin to Tex Avery suddenly going saccharine-it just doesn't come across terribly well. The mean prospector is the strength of the cartoon, particularly his predictable but enjoyable defeat. Worth watching, but only average.
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