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From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1953)

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In his first of two Warner Bros. cartoons, schoolboy Ralph Phillips daydreams in class, the lessons inspiring his fantasy heroics, such as being a pony-express rider, a deep-sea diver, a boxing champion and even General Douglas MacArthur.

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In his first of two Warner Bros. cartoons, schoolboy Ralph Phillips daydreams in class, the lessons inspiring his fantasy heroics, such as being a pony-express rider, a deep-sea diver, a boxing champion and even General Douglas MacArthur.

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The addition equation on the chalkboard, that Ralph Phillips' imaginary character attacked, has 18 numbers to add, from top to bottom, they are 575 + 4 + 547 + 62 + 137 + 91 + 8 + 267 + 64 + 78 + 912 + 853 + 7 + 16 + 17 + 781 + 622 + 4. And their total is 5,045. See more »

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Class: Two and two is four. Four and four is eight. Eight and eight is sixteen. Sixteen and sixteen is thirty two. Thirty two and thirty two are sixty four.
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25 October 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I would have given "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" a higher grade had it not contained a scene stereotyping Native Americans. But other than that, it's a good look at school life. I mean, how many of us didn't daydream in class like Ralph Phillips does here? Especially with the rote learning portrayed in the cartoon. Yes, he may be self-indulgent, but he has his reasons. And it probably would be fun to do some of what he imagines.

So, although I prefer Chuck Jones's cartoons portraying Bugs Bunny and that crowd, this one has its merits. Worth seeing.

Did Gen. MacArthur ever say that?


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