Five and Dime
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series
Oswald in Five and Dime.jpg

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Directed by Walter Lantz
Produced by Walter Lantz
Story by Walter Lantz
Bill Nolan
Music by James Dietrich
Animation by Ray Abrams
Fred Avery
Cecil Surry
Jack Carr
Ernest Smyth
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) September 18, 1933
Color process Black and white
Running time 8 min
Language English
Preceded by Confidence
Followed by The Zoo

Five and Dime is a cartoon short by Walter Lantz Productions, and stars Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. It is the 74th Oswald short produced by Lantz and the 125th overall.

Plot summary

Oswald is dancing on an urban street until it suddenly rains. He then runs into a five and dime store. Because his shorts are quite saturated, Oswald grabs a wringer and heads somewhere within the store to dry it. The place he goes to, however, turns out to be the shop's display window where the outside crowd see him and laugh. When he returns to the main part of the shop, Oswald befriends the store clerk whose appearance resembles the girl beagle. The clerk asks Oswald if he could play the piano. Oswald insists as he plays the instrument and sings the song I Found a Million Dollar Baby, thus getting attention from the store patrons.

While the patrons watch Oswald's performance, a puppy, who looks like a browner version of the boy beagle, parts from his mother and decides to explore the store. After a few moments of wondering and playing some toys, the puppy finds a stout man and a thin man. Obliged to play a prank on the two men, the puppy throws a fish at the stout man's head. The stout man thinks the other person did it, and therefore delivers a haymaker onto the thin man. The thin man is sent airborne, knocking all the dishes off the shelf. To avoid trouble, the puppy knocks a Venus de Milo statue off its platform, and replaces it with himself.

The store's manager steps out of his office and is infuriated by the mess. Believing Oswald was responsible, the manager expels the young rabbit from the store and fires the clerk. Oswald and the disposed clerk go on to buy wedding garments. They then marry each other and find themselves a home.

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References

  1. "The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1933". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia. http://lantz.goldenagecartoons.com/1933.html. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

External links

Category:1933 films Category:Walter Lantz Productions shorts Category:Black-and-white films Category:American films Category:Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons Category:Universal Pictures films Category:1930s American animated films


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