Comicolor The Brave Tin Soldier (1934) Ub Iwerks


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A musical rendition of the Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale where a brave tin soldier with only one leg and a toy ballerina find happiness.

The story begins with a little toy solider being tossed into a waste basket after its maker accidentally breaks one of the toy's legs. Later, when the toys come to life in the shop (as they tend to do in many cartoons), the poor tin soldier is ridiculed by his peers over his disability.

I don't want to say too much to ruin the story, because it's an "original," not what you'd expect if you don't know this fable. I thought the ending was just superb! Along the way, the cartoonists playfully make fun of some celebrities of the day such as Laurel & Hardy, Eddie Cantor and Harpo and Groucho Marx.