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Screwy Squirrel is pursued by a truant officer.

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Wally Maher ...
Screwy Squirrel (voice) (uncredited)
Dick Nelson ...
Truant Officer Dog (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The sequel to 'Screwball Squirrel' (1944), with Screwy Squirrel being chased by the truant officer until he finds a helpfully-labelled chest of "Assorted Swell Things To Hit Dog On Head". Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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13 January 1945 (USA)  »

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Den galna ekorren  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Every time Screwy hits the truant officer dog with one of the "Assorted Swell Things to Hit Dog on Head," the dog's Stetson hat morphs into a hat of another kind. In this order, it becomes a pork pie hat, a sailor-boy cap, a police officer's cap, a top hat, an Indian war bonnet, a witch's conical hat, a bicorne, a crown, a bowler, a fireman's hat, a football helmet, and finally the Stetson once again. See more »

Quotes

Truant officer: I got you, didn't I? Why ain't you in school?
Screwy: Don't worry. I've got a plenty good reason.
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Crazy Credits

A few minutes in, the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood into the frame. Screwy pulls the title cards back down to show them they're in the wrong cartoon. See more »

Connections

Follows Happy-Go-Nutty (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz in D Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Minute Waltz)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Funniest ever!
7 January 2003 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

The Screwball Squirrel cartoons are never favored for the annoying character. Rather, Screwball cartoons use some of Tex Avery's best gags. "The Screwy Truant" is a good example. In the course of the seven-minute short, Screwball spends time running away from the Truant Officer who is trying to get him into school. Along the way, there are characters lost in the wrong cartoon, the greatest of the sequences where the characters go in and out of doors in a hallway, and my personal favorite, the character finding a box simply labeled "Things to Hit (insert name of antagonist) With" followed by everything but the kitchen sink (well... never mind.)


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