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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Father Noah's Ark - 1933

From an era where nobody at Disney gave a second thought to portraying a Biblical tale in a widely released children's cartoon comes "Father Noah's Ark." Who knows if there would be any outcry about the mega-entertainment-corp releasing a cartoon like this today. Nobody seemed to mind when they did an Ark story in their 1999 reboot of Fantasia.

What always bothered me about this short was how, in the beginning, a multitude of monkeys and porcupines and elephants are all there helping out to build the ark, and in the end, only two of each get to go aboard. It seems pretty cruel to have them help you build this thing, them leave them to die, Noah.

Also, poor skunks!

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