History Disney / TheTortoiseAndTheHare

8th Mar '18 8:44:08 AM lykevyni
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8th Mar '18 3:57:40 AM jormis29
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The short was a hit when it was released, earning the 1935 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 Creator/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.

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The short was a hit when it was released, earning the 1935 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, Creator/WardKimball, one of Creator/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.
27th Feb '18 7:57:49 PM DSHBRFGDHNRTF
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27th Feb '18 7:05:07 PM Malady
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'''''The Tortoise and the Hare''''' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1935]] SillySymphonies short, 49th in that series, and is a milestone short in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts lineup.

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



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

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Curiously, a similar cartoon would be made to this in 1938 by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director Creator/BobClampett, a short cartoon called "[[WesternAnimation/PorkyAndDaffy Porky & Daffy]]", "WesternAnimation/PorkyAndDaffy", which also features a boxing match and decidedly cartoony gags. Perhaps the short was, shall we say, an "inspiration" for Mr. Clampett?
19th Jan '18 2:27:55 AM RedScharlach
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* CurbStompBattle: Toby is utterly hopeless against beating Max in "Returns", until Max stuffs fireworks and firecrackers into his shell, which upon lighting send Toby flying, finally allowing him to ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard inadvertedly]]) get the upper hand.

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* CurbStompBattle: Toby is utterly hopeless against at beating Max in "Returns", until Max stuffs fireworks and firecrackers into his shell, which upon lighting send Toby flying, finally allowing him to ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard inadvertedly]]) inadvertently]]) get the upper hand.



* DenserAndWackier: Compared to the usual more earnest or sweet natured ''Silly Symphonies'' fare, these two shorts, but especially the second, are much more odd-ball in tone, even getting in a few risqué jokes.

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* DenserAndWackier: Compared to the usual more earnest or sweet natured sweet-natured ''Silly Symphonies'' fare, these two shorts, but especially the second, are much more odd-ball in tone, even getting in a few risqué jokes.
14th Jan '18 7:15:24 AM DukeRemington
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** Many other Silly Symphonies characters appear in the sequel short, including Jenny Wren from "Who Killed Cock Robin?" and Practical Pig from "Disney/ThreeLittlePigs".
** When Jenny arrives, she steals the heart of everyone in the audience, among them Horace Horsecollar, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.

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** Many other Silly Symphonies characters appear in the sequel short, including Jenny Wren from "Who Killed Cock Robin?" Robin?", the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf, Elmer Elephant and Practical Pig from "Disney/ThreeLittlePigs".
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When Jenny arrives, she steals the heart of everyone in the audience, among them Horace Horsecollar, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.
15th Oct '17 8:02:39 PM Prinzenick
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Curiously, a similar cartoon would be made to this in 1938 by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director Creator/BobClampett, a short cartoon called "[[WesternAnimation/PorkyPig Porky]] & [[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?

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Curiously, a similar cartoon would be made to this in 1938 by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director Creator/BobClampett, a short cartoon called "[[WesternAnimation/PorkyPig Porky]] "[[WesternAnimation/PorkyAndDaffy Porky & [[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?
11th Sep '17 10:34:57 AM Psi001
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* DistractedByTheSexy: Max Hare's ultimate undoing in the first short, spending the entire latter half of the cartoon showboating for four young female bunnies.



* 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.

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* 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 by showing off for him to finally lose the upper hand.
10th Sep '17 10:18:42 AM nombretomado
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** When Jenny arrives, she steals the heart of everyone in the audience, among them Horace Horsecollar, {{Goofy}} and DonaldDuck.

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** When Jenny arrives, she steals the heart of everyone in the audience, among them Horace Horsecollar, {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} and DonaldDuck.WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.
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