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Petunia Natural Park (1939)

As a narrator describes the scene, we watch the whole Katzenjammer clan camping in the park of the title, a composite of several national parks in the western USA. There are several spot ... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
... Car Motor / Drunk Fawn (voice) (uncredited)
... Captain (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb ... Various (uncredited)
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As a narrator describes the scene, we watch the whole Katzenjammer clan camping in the park of the title, a composite of several national parks in the western USA. There are several spot gags, including Mama taking a picture of a bear and ending up being photographed by several bears. Mama has a run-in with the law for picking a flower; The Captain has his own for feeding a bear, which turns out to be a ranger/cop in disguise. Also featured are the many geysers, where the boys fetch water for the radiator; it erupts, both there and in The Captain's belly after he drinks some. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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4 January 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

This cartoon features an animated MGM lion title to replace the standard live one. See more »

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Loch Lomand
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Traditional Scottish folk song
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Funny,Funny Stuff
8 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just got to see this animated short on Cartoon Network's sister station, Boomerang the other night & wondered "why has this stuff become so lost and obscure?" Most of the Kaptain & The Kids shorts for M-G-M were mostly shot in black & white (a sure to be prejudice in most cases),and had humor that would be somewhat dated by today's standards. Pity. The Kaptain shorts were beautifully detailed & animated & had the same kind of frantic pacing that the Tom & Jerry shorts would have a few years later in the 1940's. Although most of them lack credits,it is known that Joseph Barbara directed some of them before his teaming with William Hannah for the T&J shorts. If there was any justice in life,this stuff would be available on DVD. My hats off to M-G-M studios for maintaining the high quality of the original 35mm prints of these shorts,and Boomerang for airing them (even though it is late a night).


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