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Hunky and Spunky (1938)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Western | 24 June 1938 (USA)
A short film about a mother and her son, she teaches him life skills later on the son gets niked by a man so the young donkey can be his work slave and his mother saves him.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Star:

Jack Mercer
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Hunky / Spunky (voice) (uncredited)
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A short film about a mother and her son, she teaches him life skills later on the son gets niked by a man so the young donkey can be his work slave and his mother saves him.

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Connections

Followed by You Can't Shoe a Horse Fly (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Agoin'
(uncredited)
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
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First of a series, this is cute but bland.
27 March 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunky e Spunky See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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