History Disney / TheTortoiseAndTheHare

7th Feb '16 3:58:13 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''''The Tortoise and the Hare''''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1935]] SillySymphonies short, 49th in that series, and is a milestone short in the ClassicDisneyShorts lineup.

to:

'''''The Tortoise and the Hare''''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1935]] SillySymphonies short, 49th in that series, and is a milestone short in the ClassicDisneyShorts lineup.
27th Jun '15 4:02:55 PM fruitstripegum
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Adorkable}}: Toby Tortoise.



* {{Adorkable}}: Toby Tortoise.
20th May '15 5:30:46 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The short was a hit when it was released, earning the 1935 AcademyAward for cartoon short subjects. The short was popular enough to receive a follow-up in 1936, '''''Toby Tortoise Returns''''', featuring a rematch between Max and Toby, but with a boxing match rather than a race. The short is particularly interesting in that it features not only an original story not based on a previous fable or myth, it was Disney's most cartoony short ever done since the earliest days of MickeyMouse, with lots of strong exaggeration, cartoony gags and a non-sentimental tone that make it feel like a proto-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short--quite ironic when one realizes the Looney Tunes were only mildly cartoony during that time, instead trying to fruitlessly ape Disney's traditional short cartoons in terms of pathos and storytelling. "Returns" was also notable for being the first major animation assignment of Ward Kimball, one of DisneysNineOldMen and noted for being Disney's most cartoony director, which is probably why this short turned out so different from a typical Disney cartoon.

to:

The short was a hit when it was released, earning the 1935 AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for cartoon short subjects. The short was popular enough to receive a follow-up in 1936, '''''Toby Tortoise Returns''''', featuring a rematch between Max and Toby, but with a boxing match rather than a race. The short is particularly interesting in that it features not only an original story not based on a previous fable or myth, it was Disney's most cartoony short ever done since the earliest days of MickeyMouse, with lots of strong exaggeration, cartoony gags and a non-sentimental tone that make it feel like a proto-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short--quite ironic when one realizes the Looney Tunes were only mildly cartoony during that time, instead trying to fruitlessly ape Disney's traditional short cartoons in terms of pathos and storytelling. "Returns" was also notable for being the first major animation assignment of Ward Kimball, one of DisneysNineOldMen and noted for being Disney's most cartoony director, which is probably why this short turned out so different from a typical Disney cartoon.
1st May '15 6:49:51 PM ydrtyhrtyhrth
Is there an issue? Send a Message
1st May '15 6:30:03 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The story is a basic adaptation of Aesop's classic fable, centered around the cocky speedster Max Hare, competing with the friendly but slow-witted Toby Tortoise. However, what sets this short apart is not its bare-bone story, but rather what it introduced into cartoons. The characters, while simplistic and one-dimensional, were a fairly good advancement as far as characterization went for Disney shorts of the time period. Another important aspect the short helped pioneer was the use of faster speed in cartoons, setting an example that would be copied by the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes studio in some of their own cartoons. Another thing this short is notable for is Max Hare being the inspiration for the character of BugsBunny, as claimed by Creator/TexAvery.

to:

The story is a basic adaptation of Aesop's classic fable, centered around the cocky speedster Max Hare, competing with the friendly but slow-witted Toby Tortoise. However, what sets this short apart is not its bare-bone story, but rather what it introduced into cartoons. The characters, while simplistic and one-dimensional, were a fairly good advancement as far as characterization went for Disney shorts of the time period. Another important aspect the short helped pioneer was the use of faster speed in cartoons, setting an example that would be copied by the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes studio in some of their own cartoons. Another thing this short is notable for is Max Hare being the inspiration for the character of BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, as claimed by Creator/TexAvery.



* CaptainErsatz: As noted above, BugsBunny is essentially a more fleshed out interpretation of Max Hare.

to:

* CaptainErsatz: As noted above, BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny is essentially a more fleshed out interpretation of Max Hare.
17th Apr '15 10:21:47 PM SETYDRTUYDTGUJY
Is there an issue? Send a Message
17th Apr '15 7:59:06 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Curiously, a similar cartoon would be made to this in 1938 by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director Creator/BobClampett, a short cartoon called "[[PorkyPig Porky]] & [[DaffyDuck Daffy]]", which also features a boxing match and decidedly cartoony gags. Perhaps the short was, shall we say, an "inspiration" for Mr. Clampett?

to:

Curiously, a similar cartoon would be made to this in 1938 by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director Creator/BobClampett, a short cartoon called "[[PorkyPig "[[WesternAnimation/PorkyPig Porky]] & [[DaffyDuck [[WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck Daffy]]", which also features a boxing match and decidedly cartoony gags. Perhaps the short was, shall we say, an "inspiration" for Mr. Clampett?
15th Mar '15 3:25:42 PM TMNTFanGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Allegory}}: The true message of the short could be seen as this: Don't get overconfident because it can lead to underestimating your opponent, which can be the biggest mistake anyone can make in a competition.
16th Jun '14 5:14:04 PM Psi001
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** CurbstompCushion: This is provoked by Toby hiding inside his shell, which Max is unable to penetrate (he gets a mouse trap to the hand when he tries to pull Toby out).


Added DiffLines:

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Max Hare is based on boxer Max Baer.


Added DiffLines:

* SmallNameBigEgo: In both shorts, Max' biggest undoing is less Toby himself and more his extreme overconfidence. He actually has to give Toby an opening several times over for him to finally lose the upper hand.
1st Mar '14 7:49:03 AM m8e
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Curiously, a similar cartoon would be made to this in 1938 by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director BobClampett, a short cartoon called "[[PorkyPig Porky]] & [[DaffyDuck Daffy]]", which also features a boxing match and decidedly cartoony gags. Perhaps the short was, shall we say, an "inspiration" for Mr. Clampett?

to:

Curiously, a similar cartoon would be made to this in 1938 by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director BobClampett, Creator/BobClampett, a short cartoon called "[[PorkyPig Porky]] & [[DaffyDuck Daffy]]", which also features a boxing match and decidedly cartoony gags. Perhaps the short was, shall we say, an "inspiration" for Mr. Clampett?
This list shows the last 10 events of 20. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Disney.TheTortoiseAndTheHare