|Toby Tortoise Returns|
|Directed by||Wilfred Jackson|
|Story by|| William Cottrell |
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Starring|| Eddie Holden |
|Music by|| Frank Churchill |
|Animation by|| Ward Kimball |
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Toby Tortoise Returns is a 1936 animated Technicolor cartoon in Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies series. It was directed by Wilfred Jackson.It is a sequel to the 1935 short The Tortoise and the Hare , and premiered on August 22, 1936.
This time the plot revolves around a boxing match. The short features characters from other Silly Symphonies, including Elmer Elephant and Tillie Tiger from Elmer Elephant , Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig, Practical Pig and the Big Bad Wolf from Three Little Pigs , and Jenny Wren and the cuckoo from Who Killed Cock Robin? .It was released in VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD formats in various countries.
Max Hare is boxing Toby Tortoise and beating him severely in round one. Between each round, Jenny Wren from “Who Killed Cock Robin?” tells Toby that she likes a man who takes his time, which seems to reinvigorate him. In round two, Max declares what the final blow should be, but Toby pulls into his shell to avoid Max's fists. Feeling robbed, Max demands that Toby should come out and face him, but Toby says that he feels safer inside his shell. Max tries to make Toby come out by dumping a bucket of water into his shell, but then Toby pops out wearing a diving helmet and squirts water in Max's face. At the end of his patience, Max fills Toby's shell with fireworks to draw him out. However, this backfires Toby as he unintentionally begins shooting fireworks in Max's direction. One firework sends Max flying out of the arena with the paramedics who are waiting to take Toby to the hospital. When the fireworks stop, Toby is declared the winner.
The short was released on December 4, 2001, on Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies - The Historic Musical Animated Classics .
The Wise Little Hen is a 1934 Walt Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon, based on the fable The Little Red Hen. The cartoon features the debut of Donald Duck, dancing to "The Sailor's Hornpipe". Donald and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor.
Silly Symphony is an American animated series of 75 musical short films produced by Walt Disney Productions from 1929 to 1939. As the series name implies, the Silly Symphonies were originally intended as whimsical accompaniments to pieces of music. As such, the films usually did not feature continuing characters, unlike the Mickey Mouse shorts produced by Disney at the same time. The series is notable for its innovation with Technicolor and the multiplane motion picture camera, as well as its introduction of the character Donald Duck making his first appearance in the Silly Symphony cartoon The Wise Little Hen in 1934. Seven shorts won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
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Silly Symphony, initially titled Silly Symphonies, is a weekly Disney comic strip that debuted on January 10, 1932 as a topper for the Mickey Mouse strip's Sunday page. The strip featured adaptations of Walt Disney's popular short film series, Silly Symphony, which released 75 cartoons from 1929 to 1939, as well as other cartoons and animated films. The comic strip outlived its parent series by six years, ending on October 7, 1945.