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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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Pinto Colvig ...
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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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6 December 1947 (USA)  »

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Kanariefågeln som växte  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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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[after listening to the advice of the mouse, the cat goes to the birdcage thinking it is well and healthy, but after taking the top cover off the birdcage, the cat is temporarily angry at itself until it notices the Jumbo-Gro juice and feeds some Jumbo-Gro juice to the canary, as a medication to the canary, making the canary healthy, but the grew larger than the cat The canary was ill, very small, very weak and slim when first let out of its cage door]
Canary: I've been sick.
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Referenced in Behind the Tunes: A Conversation with Tex Avery (2004) See more »

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Absolute genius!
17 April 2003 | by (Rancho Mirage, CA) – See all my reviews

Tex Avery, IMHO, is probably hands-down the best at his craft. Current stuff -- just that, stuff. The closest I've seen of recent work would have to be the four Roger Rabbit/Baby Herman cartoons (including the short that opened the film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?").

This simple premise -- starving cat & undersized intended snack -- is complicated by a miraculous growth fertilizer and spirals rapidly out of control to a completely ridiculous conclusion.

I was lucky enough to own the box-set of laserdiscs which included every cartoon Tex Avery made for MGM, and I would have paid three times what I did for it. Although this particular cartoon wasn't my favorite (I might have to lean toward one of the two versions of "Northwest Hounded Police" in which double-takes and eyeball gags are elevated to an art form), it was certainly in the upper levels. Another high-ranking short: "Bad Luck Blackie", in which a black cat simply struts in front of a surprisingly vicious bulldog to bring him instant -- and potentially lethal -- bad luck.

Try to see these shorts unedited, not the hacked 'politically correct' versions being shown on some cable cartoon shows. Absolutely the best animation for sheer hilarity that has ever been committed to celluloid.


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