Parrotville Fire Department
Studio: Van Beuren Release Date : September 14, 1934 Series: Rainbow Parade
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Cumulative rating:       (3 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

The firefighters of Parrotville amuse themselves playing poker when a fire breaks out and they prove themselves fairly inept as fire fighters.

Credits

Director

Burt Gillett
Stephen "Steve" Muffati

Animator

William "Bill" Littlejohn

Music

Winston Sharples

Producer

Amadee J. Van Beuren

Distributor(s)

RKO Radio Pictures

Video Information

DVD

United States

Van Beuren Studio's Toddle Tales and Rainbow Parade Cartoons

Technical Specifications

MPAA Rating: G
MPAA No.: 148
Running time: 7:10
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Cinecolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Victor "High Fidelity" Sound System
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English
Country of origin: United States

Reviews and Comments

From eutychus :

"Parrotville Fire Department" might have been a cute enough short, but it pales in comparison to Disney's 1930 short "The Fire Fighters" which was also directed by Burt Gillett. It's as if he used up all his funnier ideas with that cartoon. And when you compare it with "Mickey's Fire Brigade" which came a year later, it's not even a question of which is the better cartoon. There just doesn't seem to be a point to a lot of the situations. The poker game at the beginning is pointless, and they set up a situation with an old, falling apart fire engine that's laughed at by the other fire fighters, but never capitalize on that set up. I gave it a 5 for effort. The animation is good, especially the anthropomorphic flames, but that's about as far as I can recommend it.
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History

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Sources

Burt Gillett: Director
  • Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin

Stephen "Steve" Muffati: Director
  • Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin

Winston Sharples: Music
  • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

Amadee J. Van Beuren: Producer
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William "Bill" Littlejohn: Animator
  • Verified by IMDb (not always reliable)