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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 ...
Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ...
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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)  »

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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Mouse: You see, old chum? It's just like I said at the beginning. I told you I'd save your life, didn't I?
Cat: Duh, gee, thanks a lot, old pal.
Mouse: And here's the little bottle that did the whole trick.
[then the mouse hands the Jumbo-Gro juice bottle to the cat]
Mouse: Well, so long, shortie.
[then the mouse starts walking away from the cat]
Cat: Good bye. But hey! I'm still hungry.
[...]
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Featured in Behind the Tunes: A Conversation with Tex Avery (2004) See more »

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Tex Avery's animal magic
9 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'King Size Canary' is one of MGM and Tex Avery's better animation shorts, and concentrates on what might happen if a hungry cat goes in search of food and finds a way to make everything larger! Of course this being cartoon fun you just know that whatever the cat makes larger will end up being too large, and that the gag will progress on and on to its inevitable conclusion. The main characters - cat, dog, bird and mouse - are funny and watchable; the animation is well drawn, and the cartoon is a diverting few minutes.

Although MGM's cartoons, Hanna and Barbera aside, are not known as much as the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies of Warner Bros., or the shorts made by Walt Disney, they are not at all bad and can still be appreciated today by any generation.


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