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The King's Tailor (1934)

A tailor aides his king, who is threatened by a giant and a swarm of bees.


Ub Iwerks (uncredited), Shamus Culhane (co-director) (uncredited)

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A giant is menacing the king and his army. When the giant pulls at the king's pants and causes a rip, the embarrassed king visits the tailor to have them repaired. As the tailor works, he snacks on honey, which attracts a swarm of bees. The bees find their way into the king's pants and begin stinging him. The king jumps into a nearby pond to evade the bees while knights chase the tailor for causing the king's distress. The giant returns and tries to drown the king. The tailor throws honey on the giant, causing both the giant and the bees to forget the king and battle each other. The king rewards the tailor's ingenuity with a golden needle, which the tailor must use to mend the king's pants yet again. Written by Melissa

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king | tailor | giant | bee | honey | See All (23) »







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29 October 1934 (USA) See more »

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The Valiant Tailor See more »

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Fairly Forgettable Short
10 June 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The King's Tailor (1934)

** (out of 4)

Outside a couple good animated sequences, there's really not too much to be entertained by in this Ub Iwerks short. The story is pretty simple as a King rips his pants so he goes to a local tailor. Things take a turn for the worse when the pants are fixed but when the King puts them on he's attacked by the bees that crawled in them. The majority of the short has the King running around with the bees attacking but there just aren't any good laughs to be had and there's really not too much entertainment either. The film is certainly far from being bad but at the same time there's no question that there's nothing overly good either. The one highlight is a scene where the King falls into a river and is tossed around by a couple waves that look like hands.

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