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Director:
Writer:
Michael Maltese (story)
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Release Date:
16 October 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
From A To Zzzz - My Favorite Looney Tunes Cartoon
 (From GeekTyrant. 19 August 2012, 1:00 PM, PDT)

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One of three Gems See more (7 total) »

Cast

 

Mel Blanc ... Numbers / Indians / Sailors / Shark (voice)
Dick Beals ... Ralph Phillips (voice) (uncredited)

Bea Benaderet ... Teacher (voice) (uncredited)
Norman Nesbitt ... Captain - Sailors (voice) (uncredited)
Marian Richman ... Various (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones  (as Charles M. Jones)
 
Writing credits
Michael Maltese (story)

Produced by
Edward Selzer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Maurice Noble .... layout artist
Lloyd Vaughan .... animator
Ben Washam .... animator
 
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director (as Carl Stalling)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
7 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)See more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?
List: Wacky boxing
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
One of three Gems, 24 January 2003
Author: ColeSear

While Chuck Jones has been given his just desserts as an animator he is awfully underrated as a filmmaker and should be considered as one of the top directors of all-time regardless of medium. Not only have his works inspired the likes of Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus and Joe Dante but his characters were always human.

In this short we get the most rounded character Chuck Jones ever created not only because he was "Flesh and Blood" but because he (Ralph Phillips) went through a range of emotions (boredom, whimsy, regret, anger, self-indulgence, loneliness) than most of his characters ever did. This film is a testament to Jones's art. In just 21 minutes Chuck Jones created a character who doesn't shine as brightly but is just as memorable as Bugs Bunny.

10/10

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