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King-Size Canary (1947)

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A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities...

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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
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Frank Graham ...
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Storyline

A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities...

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6 December 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kanariefågeln som växte  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The Jumbo-Gro juice was drank 10 times total, 1 time by the canary, (as a medication, by the hungry cat, almost acting like a doctor), 1 time by the dog, 4 times by the mouse and 4 times by the cat, until the bottle became empty, being drank so quick and often, (among the mouse and cat). See more »

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[last line and scenery]
Mouse: Ladies and gentlemen, we're gonna have to end this picture. We just ran out of the stuff. Good night.
[after this quote, spoken by the mouse, the cat and mouse are at equal height on top of Earth, they have an arm on the neck of each other in friendship and both begin waving farewell to viewers, just before the closing credits' music begin]
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Referenced in Behind the Tunes: A Conversation with Tex Avery (2004) See more »

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Pullin' out that bottle of Whup-ass
3 October 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Whatever Tex Avery was smoking when he came up with this one should be instantly legalized and doled out to the creatively bankrupt. The Classic Avery 'toon, the one he could never quite top, and a joy to behold. Bird, Cat, Dog, and Mouse - in that order - drink from an unassuming-looking bottle of Jumbo-Grow plant food. I won't give away the ending, but I wouldn't mind a sequel if only to find out what could possibly happen next.


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