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The Screwy Truant (1945)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  13 January 1945 (USA)
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Screwy Squirrel is pursued by a truant officer.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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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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

Screwy: [In the middle of a scene, a wolf goes by chasing Little Red Riding Hood; Screwy stops him] Wait a minute, pal. You're in the wrong picture, ain't ya, man?
[Pulls down main title card]
Screwy: See? The Screwy Truant, featuring Screwy Squirrel.
Wolf: Hmm. One of them corny B-pictures, eh?
Screwy: Oh, yeah? Listen, you. If you were my size, I'd bust you right in the nose.
Wolf: Oh, yeah?
[Wolf shrinks down to Screwy's size; Screwy shrinks even smaller and runs away]
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Crazy Credits

At the end, Screwy Squirrel lowers the THE END title card and says to the audience, "now that dopey truant officer never will know why I wasn't at school." The Truant Officer appears and demands to know why he wasn't at school. Screwy answers: "Because, I've got measles." Both characters now have spots on their faces; Then the camera pulls in on the words THE END... which become covered in spots as well! See more »

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Followed by Lonesome Lenny (1946) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
Music by H.R. Bishop
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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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