The Pelican and the Snipe

Film Review by Dean Duncan Mar 26, 2015

Monte and Video, eh? Maybe there’s some Three Caballeros run-off/remaindering here, but The Pelican and the Snipe really doesn’t help us move any closer to an understanding of our South American neighbours. In fact, it’s really dumb. There’s an absurdist sadism in the relationship between these two. The same goes with Stan and Ollie, of course, but here it seems pretty unintentional. It’s unpleasant too—consider the context, and the intended audience!—and finally unproductive. And though we all like Sterling Holloway, there’s something hermetic, even smothering about the narration of these miscellaneous Disney films. One guy and the musical score, both pushing us around.

We must be positive when we can, and we almost always can. The Pelican and the Snipe has some cool freeze frames.