Cinema: Well-Shod Owl

Donald Duck has not yet been called to testify before the Kefauver committee, but his appearance there could scarcely have been more surprising last week than the performance of his distant cousin, a politically conscious Hollywood owl. The owl, Dr. Owsley Hoot, brainchild of a onetime Disney employee named John Sutherland, is the chief character in Fresh Laid Plans, a nine-minute animated cartoon independently produced by Sutherland and distributed throughout the nation by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

By & large, M-G-M heroes are not famed for taking sides on hot political issues. Sutherland's owl, however, is...

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