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Winter Draws On (1948)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Music | 19 March 1948 (USA)
As winter approaches, a variety of birds fly south to see a warmer climate. We see them packing their suitcases and carrying them in their claws; a bird nest is propelled by a balloon, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writers:

Larz Bourne (story), Bill Turner (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Buzzy / Southern Gentleman Statue (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Jailbird / Little Chick (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

As winter approaches, a variety of birds fly south to see a warmer climate. We see them packing their suitcases and carrying them in their claws; a bird nest is propelled by a balloon, the mother sets her eight chicks as if they're billiard balls, while a jailbird is stuck in prison. Meanwhile, a soon-to-be father duck paces back and forth while his wife indicates that their egg has not yet hatched. We continue to see a variety of birds flying south, one hitching a ride on a plane, and a parakeet taking his entire cage with him. Another inspection by the prospective duck parents with a match indicates that the egg is not ready - the youngster inside draws the shade down. The migration continues. By the time we come back to the duck couple it is already winter with snow on the ground. The egg refuses to hatch, so the prospective father puts one end of the match in the egg and lights the other end. The egg bursts open and the junior duck is seen hoping up and down with a burnt toe. ... Written by Bob Kosovsky

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Genres:

Animation | Short | Music

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1948 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Polacolor)
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Going South for the Sing-Along
30 November 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Winter Draws On (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This animated sing-along starts off showing a bunch of birds getting ready to head South for winter and once they're on their way we then get a bouncing ball leading us in singing "Alabama Bound" to the Mason-Dixie line. If you've seen these sing-along shorts then you pretty much know what to expect. This one here is pretty far from being good but at the same time I've seen much worse. I actually think the best part of the short is the actual story dealing with the birds going South. I thought this had several funny moments including one bird not allowing people to ride on her and another where a female bird is carrying just one small bag while her even smaller husband is forced to carry everything large. There's even a pretty funny joke about "Yankees coming back" at the end of the film. The animation itself is quite nice and there's a lot of imagination going on in the drawings. The song itself isn't the best version you're going to hear but it's good enough for this type of film.


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