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The Bird Store

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : January 16, 1932

Running Time : 6:51

Synopsis

An idyllic recital at the titular establishment is disrupted by the untimely arrival of a hungry alley cat.

Caricatures

Marx Brothers

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Les Clark
Norm Ferguson
Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Dave Hand
Ben Sharpsteen
Charles Couch
Marvin Woodward
Hardie Gramatky
Harry Reeves
Dick Williams
Jack King
Dick Lundy
Tom Palmer
Backgrounds
Carlos Manriquez
Emil Flohri
Mique Nelson
Layout
Charles Philippi

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : More Silly Symphonies

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 58: Silly Symphonies Go To the Birds
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 8
The Mickey Mouse Club : January 24, 1956
The Mickey Mouse Club : May 3, 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 Rod Bennett : This one seems to have been made on the cheap; very sparse looking with most scenes played against a blank white background.
From Jerry Edwards : When a cat attempts to capture a baby canary in a bird shop, the other birds band together to fight the cat. The birds use a blowtorch to force the cat into a cage and then use a coiled spring to send the cat and the cage through the roof and onto the flagpole of a nearby local dog pound. The first half of the cartoon is rather boring - a variety of birds singing in their cages. The second half of the birds fighting off the cat makes this cartoon interesting.
From Ryan : In my opinion, this short sucked! I hated all that bird squawking and for Heaven sakes, what was the point of it? If the squawking sounded bad on TV, imagine what it must have sounded like at the theater. My advice is unless you're a dedicated fan of the "Silly Symphony" series, don't watch this short.

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