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The Cuckoo Clock (1950)

A cat is driven up the wall by the inhabitant of the cuckoo clock, so he spends the film trying to catch him...

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While this could very well be a germ-of-an-idea parody of an Edgar Allan Poe story, The Tell-Tale Heart, there is no way on this earth that Mr. Poe, credited or uncredited, had anything to do with this cartoon, in spite of the fact somebody has given him an (uncredited) as a writer. Bottom line, a cat is more than a bit annoyed at the cuckoo in a clock, and sets out to get rid of it, but ends up getting blown to the hereafter while the clock plays an fitting tune. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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10 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Referenced in Symphony in Slang (1951) See more »

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The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Music by Gaston Lyle
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Quite good but without quite as high a level of zaniness as you might expect from a Tex Avery cartoon.
27 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A cat is driven crazy by a bizarre cuckoo bird from the clock. Try and try again, the bird gets the best of the cat--who only wants to eat him and have some peace and quiet. The plot, despite the description on IMDb, is MUCH simpler...and a bit different. I would have actually liked it a lot more had it been more like the weird description.

Tex Avery's cartoons for MGM are absolute gems--and are among the best shorts ever made. The problem is that he didn't make more!! They had a level of zany surrealism that put them in a class by themselves. However, I must also admit that although "The Cuckoo Clock" is quite good, it's amazingly tame compared to many of Avery's other cartoons with the studio. Good...not great.


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