Monday, January 18, 2010

009 Peaceful Neighbors

Title: Peaceful Neighbors
Studio: Columbia
Date: 1/26/39
Credits: None on print
Series: Color Rhapsody (on end titles)
Running time (of viewed version): 7:50
Synopsis: Chickens are at war; one side sends out a suicide bomber; his bomb fails and the other side beats him to death; doves sabotage the weapons; the roosters flirt with each other and the war is over.

Comments: Those roosters sound a lot like Nixon at the beginning; you can hear him waggling his jowls and providing the voice for "Something's got to be done". I guess it saves a lot of effort in your crowd scenes when you have identical sides doing the exact same things over and over again. The head dove looks like Nero. Interesting to see viciously ugly doves, compared to cute little war mongering chicks. The conflict ends with neither side winning more space; they must have killed enough of the chicks to alleviate the overcrowding. Not many cartoons nowadays would have suicide bombers in them...

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