The Hat (1963) Theatrical Cartoon

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Alternate Title: The Hat: Is This War Necessary?

The Hat (The Hat: Is This War Necessary?) (1963) Theatrical Cartoon The Hat

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • Storyboard Films
  • Cartoon Characters: Two Soldiers.
  • Voice Actors: Dizzy Gillespie, Dudley Moore.
  • Directed By John Hubley.
  • Produced By Faith Hubley, John Hubley.
  • Animated By Shamus Culhane.
  • Awards: First Prize, Best Cartoon, Venice Film Festival, 1964, First Prize, Best Cartoon, Tours Film Festival, 1964; more Awards More Awards...
  • Music: Dizzy Gillespie, Dudley Mooer.
    Walter Trampler
  • Editor: Faith Hubley.
  • Originally Released in 1963 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 18 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

In an improvised dialogue, two soldiers patrol the border between their countries. While one accidentally drops his helmet over the line, the other refuses to give it back, setting the scene for a witty exploration of world peace and...  (more)

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Alternate Title:

"The Hat: Is This War Necessary?."

Widely credited in filmographies as British comedian Dudley Moore's first film. However, Moore appears in another cartoon, "The Ever-Changing Motor Car," released the previous year.

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