Junior wants to be a Big Fry, but learns the hard way that he just isn't ready for smoking in the pool room when he should be in the school room.

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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 Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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21 April 1939 (USA)  »

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Kippari Kalle ... Maalla ja ystävät merellä  »

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Included in the Rhino Home Video compilation "Bambi Meets Godzilla and Other Weird Cartoons". See more »

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Featured in The Ring Two (2005) See more »

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Small Fry
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Sung by the mother fish
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10 July 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This cartoon was among my favorite and most memorable cartoons when I was growing up. Small Fry is the story of a kid fish, who has no interest in going to school and instead hangs out at pool halls and smokes. When Small Fry gets a chance to be a Big Fish, he jumps at the chance, only to get scared and run back home to his mother.

Cartoon has a great theme song. Small Fry character makes his second and final appearance in a Max Fleischer cartoon. He had first appeared in the cartoon "Educated Fish." "Small Fry" was released on April 21, 1939. Cartoon is in the public domain and is available on VHS and DVD by numerous companies.

In 2005 scenes from this cartoon were used in the horror film "The Ring 2."


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