‘Wynken, Blynken and Nod’ (Film)


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The Adventures of Wynken, Blynken and Nod

This is a Silly Symphonies cartoon that I used to watch as a kid. I’m not a fan of Silly Symphonies cartoons by Disney, though this one has a surreal, dream-like feel. It’s adapted from the poem of the same name by Eugene Field. I haven’t come across that poem before and it’s sung by a female soloist.

The story is about three babies – Wynken, Blynken and Nod – who sail in their shoe-boat in the clouds. I find it amusing that this all happens to be a dream with the three babies having adventures in a shoe-boat in the clouds and using candy-cane baited lines to catch star-fish. That’s very funny. 😀

Nod, the pink baby, is the sleepiest of the lot and the most bad-tempered. Wynken and Blynken are basically similar to each other with being wide-awake and focused on catching star-fish. The star-fish themselves are quite naughty when the three babies try to catch them with candy-cane baited lines.

Eventually, the three babies come across a meteor that flies in space. They use a net to catch it and the meteor tows them in their shoe-boat wildly in space. They eventually end up in the clouds that have faces, getting blown back and forth by them. The ship’s mast soon breaks and they fall to earth.

I’m sure I’ve had dreams like that with falling out of the sky as a little kid. One off-putting aspect of this cartoon is when the babies have their bottoms exposed as the pins of their pants come off. This even happens when the dream is over as the baby boy who’s been sleeping has his bottom exposed.

‘Wynken, Blynken and Nod’ rating – 7/10

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