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The Screwy Truant (1945)

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Screwy Squirrel is pursued by a truant officer.



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Uncredited cast:
Wally Maher ...
Screwy Squirrel (voice) (uncredited)
Dick Nelson ...
Truant Officer Dog (voice) (uncredited)


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 <>

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Release Date:

13 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Screwy Truant  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Truant officer: Duh - gee whiz. He hit me with everything but the kitchen sink.
Screwy: Well, don't want to disappoint you, chum.
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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 »


Follows Screwball Squirrel (1944) See more »


In the Good Old Summertime
Music by George Evans
Lyrics by Ren Shields
Sung by Screwy Squirrel
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The very best of the Screwy Squirrel cartoons and vintage Avery
21 February 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is the best of the Screwy Squirrel shorts. I am convinced that Tex Avery wanted to design the prototypical Avery character, did so, then revved it up about 180 RPM faster and Screwy was born! Screwy's motto seems to be,"Let's not push the limits-destroy them instead!" To say he is outside the rules is to mistakenly believe that he admits the rules even exist! Sight gags come fast and furious with Screwy and even the form and nature of conventional cartooning isn't safe! Tex Avery was a mad genius! Actually, that last is a redundancy or there is no such thing! The final frame and it's a strike! A perfect game! Most recommended.

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