Monday, January 31, 2011

014 Parrotville Old Folks

Title: Parrotville Old Folks
Studio: Van Beuren
Date: 01/25/35
Directed by
Burt Gillett and Tom Palmer
Music by Winston Sharples
Series: Rainbow Parade
Running time (of viewed version): 7:50
Commercial DVD Availability: Toddle Tales And Rainbow Parade Cartoons

Synopsis: Idiot parrot and old man parrot go to old parrot folks home to entertain the really old parrots.

Comments: I wonder to what extent phones were ensconced in homes at the time. I believe the old parrot is meant to sound like Barrymore, which should place him solidly in the old man camp, tho he doesn't live with the old folks. "Don't bother me, I'm pretty?"? Pan pop bottle flute. Not much to say about this cartoon, except that Burt's work was improved four years later at Lantz. I think maybe the Captain went out on the snowy night to get him some parrot tail from Mrs. Perkins, as his towel seems incapable of staying around his waist. We get scnees of bathing, and ironing; I wonder why they cut out the scene where the paint dries? Homer has some ugly toes. There's a civil war soldier there; there were still actual civil war vets alive at the time (there's controversy over some points, but there were clearly some who didn't die until the 1950s). The disgusting eating habits of old people.

In Technicolor. They never said the good kind of Technicolor...

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