Saturday, February 13, 2010

Squeak the Squirrel (1957)

This video demonstrates how animals learn. It's seriously hilarious.

Squeak was a golden-mantled ground squirrel that lived in Crater Lake National Park. The filmmakers put poor Squeak through all sorts of crazy obstacles to get nuts, but he always perseveres and gets the food. I'm sure there's some metaphor for life in here somewhere...maybe it's at about minute 8 when the narrator says "Isn't Squeak getting to be a fat little squirrel" or around minute 1 when he attacks his reflection and bonks his head on the mirror.


Project Cat said...

I have to admit, I was quite impressed that Squeak could use two tools at once-- moving that box to just the right place.

Also, the ending, where the nut was swinging just over his head? So. Cute.

Eric said...

He is an adorable little fellow. He felt bad for him when he bonked his head on the mirror, but it's just so funny.