The Rattled Rooster (1948)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Arthur Davis, The Rattled Rooster is another of countless Warner Brothers animated shorts depicting contest between a determined but dim hunter and a much more intelligent and sarcastic prey -- this time around, an irritable rooster and a wisenheimer worm. Even before he meets his prey, the rooster is fed up; he never gets his worm, even though he rigs the other birds' alarm clocks and uses a high-tech worm detector. When he does settle on a target, things only get worse, as the worm manages to foil all of the rooster's schemes. All the bird's attack plans backfire, as the worm puts him through a series of increasingly creative torments, including an instance of forced dental hygiene. But even the smart-aleck worm occasionally has his plans go awry, as shown when he ties a rattle to his tail and masquerades as a rattlesnake. The worm does succeed in scaring the rooster, but also, naturally, attracts the attentions of a female rattlesnake looking for love. The worm and the rooster must now band together, as the former enemies try to defeat the deadly snake using only a fence and a set of golf balls.

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rooster, worm [animal]