I ordered the Animaland disc off of NetFlix, and watching the Cuckoo short, thought something off with the ending. I could've sworn I'd seen a version before that continued a bit longer and had a darker ending (I think he swallows the sparrow bird?), but on the disc the Cuckoo bird just swallows the stew pot and then a clearly post-release ending card fades in - even as the soundtrack continues to play, complete with additional sound effects.
Does anyone know whether this is definitely the original ending? Am I mistaken in thinking it's been cut? Does anyone know of any other releases of the cartoon with the "real" ending? If I did see an alternate ending somewhere, it was on TCM's "Cartoon Alley".