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The Pelican and the Snipe (1944)

A pelican and a snipe set up light housekeeping in a lighthouse. The pelican flies in his sleep, dreaming that he's a dive bomber, and the snipe saves him.

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Hamilton Luske

Writer:

Del Connell
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Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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A pelican and a snipe set up light housekeeping in a lighthouse. The pelican flies in his sleep, dreaming that he's a dive bomber, and the snipe saves him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den trötta beckasinen See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Wartime tale of friendship
4 March 2007 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Monte the pelican and Vidi the snipe are chums who live in a lighthouse during the Second World War. Their friendship endures despite Monte flying in his sleep, thinking he is a dive bomber, and Vidi trying to keep him from coming to harm.

A simplistic tale of friendship, then, but one which has a certain charm and is helped along by Sterling Holloway's narration (he also provided the voice of Mr Stork in 'Dumbo' and narrated 'Lambert the Sheepish Lion' and the 'Peter and the Wolf' segment of 'Make Mine Music').

'The Pelican and the Snipe' has dated in its depiction of bombs and night raids, but the central story of a friend in need will always be current. The animation too flows beautifully and gives us two likable characters.


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