Toby Tortoise Returns
|Toby Tortoise Returns|
|Silly Symphonies series|
|Directed by||Wilfred Jackson|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Story by||William Cottrell
|Music by||Frank Churchill
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||7 minutes|
Toby Tortoise Returns is an animated Technicolor cartoon in Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies series. It was directed by Wilfred Jackson. It is a sequel to The Tortoise and the Hare. It premiered on August 22, 1936.
This time the plot revolves around a boxing match. The short features characters from other Silly Symphonies, including The Three Little Pigs and Jenny Wren from Who Killed Cock Robin?. It was released in VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD formats in various countries.
Max Hare is boxing Toby Tortoise, and beating him severely in round one. Between rounds, Jenny Wren from Who Killed Cock Robin? tells Toby she "likes a man who takes his time", which seems to reinvigorate him. Come round two, Max deals out what should be the finishing blow, but Toby pulls into his shell to avoid the fists. Feeling robbed, Max demands that Toby come out and face him, but Toby says he feels safer in his shell. Max tries to make him come out by dumping a bucket of water in Toby's shell, but Toby pops out wearing a diving helmet then ducks back into his shell. At the end of his patience, Max fills his shell with fireworks to draw out Toby. This backfires, however, as Toby begins unintentionally shooting fireworks in Max's direction. One firework sends Max flying out of the arena with the paramedics who were waiting to take Toby to the hospital. Once the fireworks stop, Toby is declared the winner.
- "Toby Tortoise Returns". disneyshorts.org. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
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