John Henry and the Inky-Poo

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John Henry and the Inky-Poo

man vs machine puppet animation puppetoon replacement animation train engine folklore figure

John Henry and the Inky-Poo

Release Date: September 06, 1946

Year    :   1946
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Genres    :   Animation, Drama
Production Companies    :   George Pal Productions
Director    :   George Pal
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RunTime    :   7 mins.

In this Puppetoon animated short film (an Academy Award Best Short Subject, Cartoons nominee), legendary American folklore figure John Henry (voice of Rex Ingram) goes to work for the C&O Railroad, which shortly thereafter buys an automatic steel-driving engine, The Inky-Poo. John Henry matches his strength against the engine, saying that any man can beat a machine because a man has a mind. Can he prevail? In 2015 this film, deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.


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