The Man from Button Willow is an animated American Western from 1965. It tells the story of Justin Eagle, the first U.S. Government agent.
Tropes in this film:
- Animated Musical: There are at least four original songs sung in the film.
- Bar Brawl: Justin started one to cause a distraction so he can search the premises of the bar.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Stormy calls Justin "Mr. Justin-san".
- Happily Adopted: Stormy is Justin Eagle's adopted daughter. He takes her in before the events of the film after his friend, her father, died.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Justin is basically an animated Dale Robertson.
- Nearly Normal Animal: Most if not all the animals in the film.
- Not in Front of the Kid: General store manager Abner Hawkins holds in the swear he was going to say when Sorry tricked him into selling a shovel for less than the marked market price due to Stormy being nearby.
- Sliding Scale of Animal Cast: A 7. Human Cast With Animals In Supporting Roles: The main characters are the humans and the main plot is driven by humans although most of the film involves the hijinks of the animals.
- Spy Fiction: A Western variant. Justin Eagle is the first U.S. Government agent.
- Title Drop: In the live-action lead-in, Dale Robertson says the epithet of the character whom he voices, Justin Eagle, the titular "man from Button Willow".
- The Western: The story takes place after the Civil War and before the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Agent Justin Eagle is tasked to save a U.S. Senator from being killed by landgrabbers.