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Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)

Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness... See full summary »

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David Hand (uncredited)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Judge Oliver Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Prosecutor Parrot (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Legs Sparrow (voice) (uncredited)
Purv Pullen Purv Pullen ... Cock Robin's Whistling (voice) (uncredited)
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ... Blackbird (voice) (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ... Jenny Wren (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness stand, but nobody knows a thing. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Flecha do Amor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Call To The Hunt
Sung by the Jury
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One of Disney's better shorts from the 1930's
23 January 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Although this short lost the Oscar to another Disney cartoon (Three Orphan Kittens), it's actually got a lot more going for it than the winner. An adaptation of the old nursery rhyme (very loose adaptation, as is typical of Disney), there's a lot going on here. Mae West isn't the only parody here. Hollywood would be parodied quite a bit by both Disney and Warner Brothers in cartoons. Well worth your time. Recommended.


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