We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »
The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.
In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction. Sylvester, who could never quite get the ... See full summary »
An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a... See full summary »
This cartoon is one of the best shorts ever done and deserved its Oscar!
Rembrandt Films is the production company started by Gene Deitch to do some different things in animation. They did some very good shorts (they also did the absolutely worst Tom and Jerry shorts ever), but this short, Munro, is sufficient to justify their entire existence all by itself! The basic premise (a 4-year old is inducted into the army) is wonderful and the adaptation of the source material was done by its author, Jules Fieffer. The whole thing comes off beautifully and I am delighted that it's in-print. The compilation it's on is marvelous, with a good many excellent cartoons. Most highly recommended.
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