Baby Weems
Studio: Disney Release Date : June 20, 1941
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

The story of a small baby who can speak from birth is told through the use of storyboard drawings.


Video Information

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studio

DVD

United States

Disney Treasures : Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney Studios

BluRay Disc

United States

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Fun and Fancy Free

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Jerry Edwards :

One of my favorite "shorts" of all time. Baby Weems is born a baby genius, being able to talk and out "Einstein" Einstein. The short explores the dark side of someone with such genius - he is such a "national treasure" that his own parents aren't even allowed to see him. It is only after the baby falls ill with a high fever that "reduces" him to "just" a normal baby that his parents are allowed to have their baby back. I enjoy this for the surface humor and the "just below the surface" social commentary. The limited animation has always bugged me - I feel Disney committed one of their biggest mistakes in not releasing this as a fully animated short.

From Paul Brinson :

I saw this short once about sixty years ago and have never forgotten it. It would be nice if someone would do a think-piece on this think-piece.

From Ryan :

It's a pity this short didn't become fully animated, but the storyboard in itself is a work of art. I enjoy the pastel drawings of this cartoon in production as well as the character designs. There is a scene that I particularly enjoy involving Baby Weems discussing one of Einstein's theories.

From Baruch Weiss :

I agree 100% that this cartoon should have been fully animated. The idea of a talking baby is cute, must have inspired the Rugrats and the Movie Baby Geniuses. Despite the fact this cartoon was not fully animated it is still great. I enjoyed the scene where after the nurse faints, she calls all the doctors in the city including a doctor called Dr.Shapiro.

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