I think it's definetly a good movie to rent. Theres a lot of influences, from the Silly Symphony cartoons to even Betty Boop, The plot here combines a lot of things, Boy who cried wolf, Little Bo Beep, and a little Three Little Pigs. She declines for reason of panic. It wasn't Disney who created the character, and I strongly gather that Iwerks had more creative input than Disney at that point. Am I ever glad I got out of that environment! Recent high-school grad Jimmy West Ryan Phillippe is smart, athletic and, to all appearances, a decent kid, born of the kind of rural nut jobs city folks. Iwerks was Ub or Ubbe Iwerks; his first name wasn't initialed. She comes out of the warehouse waving her gun at the officer, and as she is about to shoot, she is shot dead by the policeman.
The movie ends with their probable re-engagement. It makes great background music to write or draw by or just some nice quiet music to relax and reflect by. Man, this is a pretty strange combination of classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, particularly that scarecrow. Phillippe, or anyone else, has done. John Savage, portraying the father did an excellent job.
Still one of the best things Mr. Hours after they had picked up Ray, she was tied to a tree, beaten severely, her partner killed, and watching as Ray walked away with her son, got into the minivan and drove away. A Vietnam War veteran whose pent-up anger holds them all hostage, Ray also harbors a dark secret, and it seems he'll literally kill to keep it from surfacing. He cannot leave his brothers with his father. Kate manages to calm him down, but, Jimmy is still too frustrated, and the next morning he goes to Traci's place to talk to her and to say his final goodbye. Well, I guess the original nursery rhyme didn't provide much to go on.
Some good gags and good looking transfer round out this film. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. Their lives have taken off again, but they keep hoping and feeling guilty. The subject matter can be disturbing, but as another review said, it's done tastefully. . A talented baseball player with dreams of escaping his small Texas town, Jimmy is terrified of leaving Ray alone with the family. When the police start questioning Ray about a local murder, Jimmy finds that keeping Ray in check may be harder than he initially thought.
Which is a shame, since the shorts, like this one, are certainly on the par with Disney or Warner shorts of the era. A mysterious woman, Doris Knight, appears in town looking for her private detective. There is a family secret that gets revealed. He explains that if he is not there Ray will take all his rage onto his little brothers, which he finds not tenable. There he is a policeman, married to Traci, playing with his sons and his newborn baby in the park. When the police start questioning Ray about a local murder, Jimmy finds that keeping Ray in check may be harder than he initially thought. An Estate that started off being a beautiful new village and then descended into a drug filled, violent, holding cell.
The final scene shows the ambulance car drive away as the credits start to roll. As I watched Ryan Phillippe act his part I could not help but think that I was seeing a new James Dean. Where did they find such believable youngsters? Jimmy starts becoming suspicious about his father being a murderer, and one night when Kate visits him in the warehouse he asks her to take the boys and leave Ray for good. In the late 1920s, Iwerks struck out on his own, creating a Mickey-like character, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit and Flip The Frog. If you follow the documented footage, Walt Disney stole the concept for Oswald and adapted that for Mickey. As it turns out, during Jimmy's conversation with his girlfriend, Traci Connor, he rejects a full scholarship for college. I wonder if Disney got miffed off by this wolf? The scarecrow in this sounds like Billy Murray.
If applicable, we will notify you about this before processing your order. While he starts mumbling that she has got the wrong person, that he has not done anything bad to her, she shoots him several times and heads to the warehouse, where Kate is hiding near Jimmy's bed. Years ago she had met Ray when she, her husband, and their newborn baby where driving their family minivan, and Ray needed a ride. I also thought the part with the Black Sheep impersonating a wolf was kinda funny. Right then she hears Kate crying, too, and without any remorse shoots her dead as well.
They alternate between getting along and clashing. With this sort of framework things go wrong , as they did in this case, but the story is told in a way that highlights the huge chasm between the poor on the Estates and the rest of normal society. At his insistence, Kate and Jimmy were having a shocking and strong sexual relationship. I would have liked to see what he could have done with it after seeing him here. Ray and Kate seem to be a normal couple running their bar, raising their two sons, but as they return home from work Ray turns violent and abusive. I have to say that it doesn't seem to have changed that much since I left, middle class people are still wonderfully polite, most of the Estate denizens are warm and natural and the yobboes are just as ugly and nasty as I remember them. By the way, Castle Films was Universal's home-movie division, not the producer of this short.