The Busy Beavers (1931)

The Busy Beavers ReviewThe Busy Beavers Review

 The Busy Beavers is a 1931 Disney animated short film from the Silly Symphonies series. It is the usual stuff from the series.

This is one of those early Silly Symphonies that are meant for educating children, this time around we follow beavers and how they build and repair a dam. Now I found this short to be solid with fine animation and sound and a good, cute ending. I liked that the beavers got their short and they were utilized quite well.

However, the short is dull and pretty uneventful. The humor is nowhere to be found and the action on screen is pretty typical and never memorable at all. But the biggest problem lies in the animation. The character design in particular. I just really dislike the early Silly Symphony designs and this is no exception as the beavers look ridiculous and totally unrealistic. Too big and almost like bears. Instead of cute, they looked ugly and thus ruined the flick.

The Busy Beavers is solid and well made, but it is typical and filled with terrible looking beavers.

 My Rating – 3.3

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