Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Title: The Orphan Duck
Credits: (uh, the inappropriate end titles say "Producer Bill Weiss", but hat's likely the producer of the TV package)
Running time (of viewed version): 6:45
Synopsis: Duckling alone in the world finds his place with the chickens
Comments: Not often have I seen a title less like what I would expect the original to be like... Pipe music. Duckling imprints on the pigs running by. Vain card playing hens, tough cigar chomping rooster. He complains about small eggs; they didn't have the warning about tobacco and low birth wights at the time. Yet another Ugly Duckling style argument about feathered infidelity (tho it was clearer in Ugly Duckling). Unlike the douchey swan, the duckling proves his worth and integrates into his adopted family (well, the second one; it wasn't going to work with the pigs). He did seem to come from a cart with chickens and ducks sleeping peacefully together. The shot of the rapids is nice. The rooster cares more about being sucked up to than the safety of one of his (admittedly many) offspring.