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The Milky Way (1940)

The Three Little Kittens tie helium balloons to a basket and travel up to the Milky Way, which is filled with all the milk they can drink.

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Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Mama Cat / Three Little Kittens (voice) (uncredited)
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The three little kittens have lost their mittens and are sent to bed without dinner. From their room, they see the Milky Way and sail up to it, using a basket and helium balloons, passing through some fanciful astronomical bodies, until they reach a Milky Way filled with every conceivable form of milk, including milkweed and Milk of Magnesia. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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22 June 1940 (USA) See more »

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A caccia di latte See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Milky Way is still a pretty charming cartoon for any little kids out there
8 June 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This cartoon was notable as the first not from the Disney studio to win the Academy Award. It depicts three kittens who are sent to bed without supper because they lost their mittens. One of them sees the Milky Way up in the stars and decides to go up there to get some milk with the other two coming along. I'll just now say this was quite charming and imaginative and if you were a child who loved cartoons, this one was probably one of the cutest shown on afternoon TV during the '70s when one came home from elementary school. Rudolf Ising was the producer/director of this one and it doesn't look that much different from what his former employer Walt Disney was still making along this time. So on that note, I recommend The Milky Way for any animation buff out there.


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