Through drawings, an illustrator tells his dog the story of a boy named Christopher Crumpet. Christopher can at will change himself from a little boy into a chicken. He threatens to do so ... See full summary »

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Through drawings, an illustrator tells his dog the story of a boy named Christopher Crumpet. Christopher can at will change himself from a little boy into a chicken. He threatens to do so if his father, Marvin, won't buy him a rocket ship. Marvin doesn't want a chicken for a son, so he does whatever he can to appease Christopher. But time after time as Marvin fails to come through with the real new rocket ship that Christopher wants, Christopher turns himself into a chicken. Bilgewater, Marvin's co-worker, upon seeing Christopher change himself from a boy to a chicken, thinks he can take advantage of the situation. But Marvin does whatever he possibly can to thwart Bilgewater's plans if only because he wants a human boy as a son instead of a chicken. The illustrator has a specific reason for telling his dog Christopher's story. Written by Huggo

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A Potful of Fun! The funniest Cartoon Kid since 'Gerald McBoing-Boing'!

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25 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Included in the 3-disc DVD set "UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection," released 15 March 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. See more »

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Followed by Christopher Crumpet's Playmate (1955) See more »

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6 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Christopher Crumpet (1953)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Clever UPA short has an artist telling his dog the story of a little boy wanting a rocket ship from his father but when he doesn't get it he decides to turn into a chicken. The father brings home a doctor who doesn't believe his story until he sees it for himself and then others are brought in to see what's going on. CHRISTOPHER CRUMPET isn't the best animated short you're going to see but I think there are enough clever moments to make it worth watching. I must admit that I really didn't care for the animation here as I found some of it just to be a bit too cheap for its own good, although at the same time I can admit that I liked how most of the action took place in the same frame with only the drawing part actually changing. Having all the action appear to take place in one from was a nice touch. I thought the ending, which I won't ruin, was extremely good and it's pretty much strong enough to make the entire film worth sitting through.


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