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25 September 1937 (USA) See more »
Momma parrot is teaching her young-uns to say "Polly want a cracker" but little Peter doesn't want a cracker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)

Elvia Allman ... Mama (voice) (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Gabby Duckling (voice) (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Papa Parrot (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ... Patrick Parrot / Patricia Parrot (voice) (uncredited)

Robert Winkler ... Peter Parrot (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Tex Avery  (as Fred Avery)
Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Robert Clampett .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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7 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)See more »
The Sailor's HornpipeSee more »


Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Avery, 7 January 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

I Wanna Be a Sailor (1937)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Merrie Melodies short has a mother parrot trying to teach her three kids to say "Polly want a cracker" but her youngest refuses to say it because he wants to be a sailor. The little bird runs away from home, builds a ship and heads out on a lake with a baby duck but soon a storm rolls in. Here's another short that comes off a lot more cute than funny. I think the biggest problem I had with this one here is the simple fact that it didn't offer up too many laughs. The stuff on the sea with the parrot trying to be a sailor was mildly amusing but that's about as far as it went. The baby duck character was actually pretty good but sadly he didn't have too much to do.

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