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In the world of this cartoon, cars act like humans. Junior wants to grow up to be a taxi, but mom wants him to be a nice, respectable touring car (taxi dancers are literally taxis). What ... See full summary »

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Gasoline Service Man (voice) (uncredited)
Basin Street Boys ...
Themselves (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Junior (voice) (uncredited)
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In the world of this cartoon, cars act like humans. Junior wants to grow up to be a taxi, but mom wants him to be a nice, respectable touring car (taxi dancers are literally taxis). What mom doesn't know is that junior has been sneaking into town to play in traffic, drink hi-test gas, and race trains. He runs out of gas at a particularly bad time and gets towed to the garage. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Referenced in One Cab's Family (1952) See more »

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Shuffle Off to Buffalo
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Music by Harry Warren
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Car Society
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

When the Pixar film CARS was announced, I immediately thought of this classic WB short. When I first saw this on Cartoon Network 20 years ago, I was beginning to discover that period of WB cartoons in the late 30's, before the well known Looney Tune stars were created and the studio's house style took shape.

At the time, I was amazed that the studio actually did cartoons like this. I thought the concept of anthropomorphic cars was very clever, particularly the gas station that served different flavors of gasoline in the sense of an ice cream parlor.

The title song has really nothing to do with the plot, but is played on the soundtrack all throughout the short. (It's a really catchy song too.)

Freleng did a lot of great cartoons this year. I've imagined what this short would have looked like had Tashlin directed it, considering his knack for speed.

Tex Avery, who was at the studio at the time this short was made, would remake the short 15 years later at MGM as ONE CAB'S FAMILY (1952).

This is another early WB cartoon that I've wanted to see restored.


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