not sure why i decided to watch this movie. robert surtees (ben-hur, the graduate, etc.) does the cinematography, but i didn’t know that until i got the movie and saw the credit so i don’t think that was the original reason for my adding it to my queue. at any rate, the film just isn’t my style. it’s a musical comedy and neither the music, nor the comedy, are all that appealing. it’s a far-fetched and not very charming plot, though it does make the valid point that animals are oft-neglected slaves which should get more respect than they normally do. rex harrison is good in the part, but i didn’t like the part. the cinematography was oscar-nominated because the colors are so lush and beautiful.