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Birds of a Feather

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : February 3, 1931

Running Time : 8:04

Synopsis

A flock of birds flying through the air is attacked by a hawk who steals one of the baby birds. The other birds then join ranks to rescue him back.

Credits

Director
Bert Gillett
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Les Clark
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Norm Ferguson
Dick Lundy
Dave Hand
Ben Sharpsteen
Tom Palmer
Jack King
Jack Cutting
Backgrounds
Carlos Manriquez
Emil Flohri
Music
Bert Lewis
Voices
Florence Gill
Marion Darlington
The Rhythmettes

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
France
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Italy
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 58: Silly Symphonies Go To the Birds
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 16, 1955
The Mickey Mouse Club : April 23, 1957

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by Columbia Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : A variety of birds are shown singing, dancing, and swimming until a baby chick is captured by a hawk. By attacking in fighter plane formation, the birds rescue the baby and return it to its mother. Nothing really special to this cartoon - rather ordinary and boring.
From Ryan : While this cartoon is not too interesting for me, it is very well animated for its time. I love the way the peacock displays its feathers on screen and the opening sequence showing the swans on the lake. Disney was definitely the envy of all the other studios during this era.
From Brian Swan : I have to agree with the other comments - this is really not one of the more interesting Silly Symphonies. There IS one especially good segment of animation however, about halfway through, where a group of baby chicks weave in and out between the mother hen's legs. Quite sophisticated!

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