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King-Size Canary (1947)

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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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)  »

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Kanariefågeln som växte  »

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1.37 : 1
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In animation historian Jerry Beck's 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors, this cartoon was rated the tenth greatest cartoon of all time. 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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Ten Upsmanship
26 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An alley cat is starving and does all he can to find food. Eventually, he breaks into a house and ransacks the contents of the kitchen. He finds a can of cat food, but upon opening it, he finds a mouse who talks him into letting him go, and tells him to eat the canary in the next room. Well, now comes the kicker. The cat finds a bottle of some growth substance. He pours it down the throat of the canary and the thing becomes enormous. Now the cat must drink the stuff and get bigger, followed by a dog, and finally the mouse. You get the point. I won't talk about the ending, but it's pretty much what you would expect from what has happened. We never really question the fact that such a substance exists. Tex Avery handles the expressions and the craziness just fine.


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