‘It’s a Bird’, A Stop-Motion Short From 1930 in Which a Bird Eats a Car and Gets Knocked Out by a Talking Worm

“It’s a Bird” is a strange little stop-motion animated short directed by film pioneer Harold L. Muller in 1930 that features a shoe-wearing, metal-eating bird (that actually looks a fair bit like a pterodactyl) that devours a car, piece by piece. Slapstick comedian Charles R. Bowers plays an explorer who encounters both the bird and a gruff-voiced talking worm on his travels to Africa. Both the full eight-minute film posted by Scottish Television and a shorter snippet posted by turkeytv, featuring the bird and a car that hatches from an egg, can be found on YouTube.

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