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What's Buzzin' Buzzard? (1943)

Two buzzards suffer from acute food shortage and make up for it by cooking each other, or at least trying to.

Director:

Tex Avery
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Jimmy Durante Buzzard / Rabbit (voice) (uncredited)
Dick Nelson Dick Nelson ... Joe Buzzard (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Two buzzards suffer from acute food shortage and make up for it by cooking each other, or at least trying to.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Co zasepilo sepa? See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Jimmy Durante Buzzard: I'm starving. No food in months. It's discouraging, that's what it is. Why, I ain't eaten in so long, even my stomach is talking back to me. Listen.
Stomach: [echoing] Send down one hamburger, everything on it!
Jimmy Durante Buzzard: You see what I mean? Hey, Joe, when's the last time you ate?
Joe Buzzard: Are you kidding?
[opens mouth; it has cobwebs and a sign that reads, "Closed for the Duration"]
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Crazy Credits

During the cartoon, a live-action shot of a steak is shown. At the end, the message "PATRONS ATTENTION" appears, followed by that same shot, with this voice over: "Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please. Due to the numerous requests received in the last five minutes, we're going to show you the steak again." See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional music, lyrics by Robert Burns
Played when the steak is shown
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Buzzard rationing
3 November 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. 'What's Buzzin Buzzard?' may not be one of Avery's best, or among his funniest or most imaginative cartoons, but it's still well made, a lot of fun and an interesting look at rationing during the war. A war period cartoon that succeeds at entertaining and informing. Even when Avery was not at his best (like understandably when he was first starting out), he still delivered, have yet to see a bad cartoon from him.

'What's Buzzin Buzzard?' has great animation as always for Avery. Very rich in colour, the backgrounds are meticulously detailed and the character designs are distinctively Avery in style and are fluid in movement. The music, courtesy of Scott Bradley, is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with lively and energetic rhythms and fits very well indeed, even enhancing the action.

Even with the serious subject of rationing there is enough of Avery's wild deliciously looney humour to make it a very funny cartoon, which helps things from not getting preachy. All the content is paced in a lively fashion, and the dialogue is both witty and informative.

Can't fault Avery, whose style is all over, nor the dynamic voice acting and the very engaging characters (the Jimmy Durante Buzzard being particularly well done).

In conclusion, very well done. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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