Junior Catfish skipped school to hang out at the pool hall. Mama was worried he might have been caught by a fisherman instead. He returns home for dinner, then sneaks back to the pool hall for the meeting of the Big Fry Club. For his initiation, he's sent into a cave full of scary things that ultimately send him running back to mama's arms. Throughout, the title song is sung. Written by
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This Fleischer cartoon is infamous for it's unusual fish freak out scene. A small fry fish, still in 'school', wants to smoke and be one of the big boys. He sneaks away after Momma catfish puts him in his room to study and winds up at the 'pool' hall, where all sorts of different kinds of larger fish smoke and shoot pool. They decide to induct him into the fish union and slip him a mickey before pushing him into a dark cave where he hallucinates as he bumps into all sorts of fish eating images. He runs home to momma and is happy at school thereafter. A simple enough storyline but the animation is cherce. A+++ M:
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