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Michael Maltese (story)
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Release Date:
16 October 1954 (USA) See more »
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 »
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4 (****)out of 4(****)stars See more (7 total) »



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

7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
4 (****)out of 4(****)stars, 24 November 2002
Author: Pimpin` Critic 69 from Your Critic of Critics

This Oscar-nominated short directed by Chuck Jones is one I can relate with. In school while I'm usually the talkative/class clown type. There are times when I doze off and daydream about fantastic adventures and places and people. So in a way I can relate to this short and it's leading character. And this short is based on Chuck Jones' childhood daydreams. So I guess we have something in common.

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