Tour of Chirpendale

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I have never seen nor heard of Bill and Coo (1948), but it's a real treat. It features an all-bird cast (trained by George Burton) acting out a story involving Taxi Driver Bill Singer wooing his beloved Coo whilst fighting off a parakeet-devouring crow! This clip features a tour of the town of Chirpendale and its inhabitants. Oddly enough, the film won a special Academy award "In which artistry and patience blended in a novel and entertaining use of the medium of motion pictures".

Read more about it. You can also purchase the film on DVD through Amazon (apparently, the transfer from film onto DVD was not very good, so keep that in mind).

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