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Much Ado About Nutting (1953)

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A squirrel in a downtown park lugs a giant coconut back home, but nothing he does can seem to crack it open.


(as Charles M. Jones)


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From atop his tree in Central Park, a squirrel spies an outdoor stand selling nuts. The squirrel crosses the street, races up the peanut cart and jumps into a bag of peanuts. He has a stack of them in his arms before spying something more glorious than peanuts: walnuts! Moments later, he sees the most beautiful sight in his life: Brazil nuts! Finally, in all their eye-popping glory: coconuts. Coconuts stacked to the sky. The squirrel manages to roll a coconut back to his tree. But his anticipated feast is thwarted when he discovers he can't bite into it. He can't even crack it open with a rock. The rock breaks. He can't drop it from a branch in his tree. It just makes a hole in the ground. The squirrel finds to his mounting frustration that nothing seems to break the coconut. But the squirrel is determined to crack open his prize. He is, in fact, determined enough to roll the coconut to the top of the Empire State Building. Written by J. Spurlin

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Release Date:

23 May 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuidado com o Campo  »

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1.37 : 1
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At the end when the squirrel gives up, he places the coconut at the front of the tray with the remaining coconuts but as he walks away, first the sound of a coconut falling over other coconuts is heard and then we see the coconut falling down over the over the other coconuts. That would not happen as it was shown that he placed the coconut at the front. See more »


Referenced in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) See more »


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20 July 2002 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite cartoons, it concerns a squirrel trying to crack open a coconut. There is no dialogue. After trying to drop it off a tree and using various tools (including a jackhammer), the squirrel rolls the coconut upstairs to the top of the Empire State Building and drops it off. It knocks a section of the street down several feet, but doesn't crack.

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