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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Now classic animated short has a little fish deciding he wants to be a "tough guy" so he skips school so that he can hang out in a pool parlor. Later that night he decides to go back so that he can be tough but he's taught a valuable lesson. This short from David Fleischer was actually pulled from circulation because parents thought its themes were "bad" for children, which I found to be quite funny since this movie actually has a message for kids who like to skip school or smoke. Yes, there's a scene here where the fish tries a cigarette but is this really a reason to pull the film? The movie manages to be quite funny at times and there's no question that the message gets across very well. The animation and Technicolor are extremely good as well.
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