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Lions on the Loose (1941)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 24 May 1941 (USA)
Two lion cubs escape from the zoo and go on an adventure. Along the way, they have run-ins with several other animals, and they make a mess of someone's house.

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Marjorie Freeman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pete Smith ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marjorie Freeman Marjorie Freeman ... Herself
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Storyline

Two lion cubs escape from the zoo and go on an adventure. Along the way, they have run-ins with several other animals, and they make a mess of someone's house.

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Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete Smith Specialties (1940-1941 Season) #8: Lions on the Loose See more »

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Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Just before the cubs dump the flour container, the pie that they're eating has much more left than in the previous scene. Also, there's an obvious cut/repeat reaction after the flour dump. See more »

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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.17 (1956) See more »

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Cute cubs create chaos
23 April 2006 | by gtyj1990See all my reviews

This Pete Smith special follows a couple of lion cubs who escape from a zoo and then wreak havoc in one home's nursery full of toys and its kitchen, before they entertain a monkey, that's "riding" a goat, by toying with a python. As with all of this producer's short films, it's all in fun and Smith's narration includes (indeed, provides) a lot of the humor, as he voices the characters' thoughts (e.g. giving the animals personalities): a Jack-in-the-box in the nursery pops up & down, hiding when the cubs get too close; when the cubs tear open a feather pillow, a Christmas song briefly plays; the cubs discover, and then eat a pie on the kitchen counter-top before a can of flour spills, covering them both "white"; the monkey "speaks" to the cubs before one of them "tangles" with the python, who's "upset" when the cub tears at its hide, etc.. Entertaining as usual, especially for young animal lovers!


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