A scientist invents the portable hole, only to have a thief steal his samples to go on a crime spree.

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Prof. Calvin Q. Calculus / Newspaper Man / Baby / Scientists / News Reporter / Devil (voice)
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Meek, little inventor Calvin Q. Calculus defies the ranting of his battle-ax wife and invents a portable hole, which will revolutionize dog bone storage, rescue of babies from safes, and golfer putts. But a thief steals Calculus' supply of portable holes and uses them to go on a crime spree. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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16 April 1955 (USA)  »

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[Prof. Calculus throws a portable hole on the floor, which causes his wife to fall down straight to hell; the devil comes out carrying her out of hell]
The Devil: Isn't it bad enough down there without her?
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Referenced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

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Music by Raymond Scott
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Where can I buy one of those holes?!
10 November 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love how DVDs of classic Warner Brothers films include some nice extras. With many of the 1930s, 40s and 50s films I've seen from them, they include at least a couple short films from the same year as the feature film--usually a live action one and a cartoon. "The Hole Idea" is a cartoon from 1955 included with another 1955 release, "Pete Kelly's Blues".

This Looney Tunes cartoon does not include any of the stock characters but is about Professor Calculus--the inventor of the portable hole. In this bit of fantasy, you can pick up this hole and use it to hide things, improve your golf game or give you a place to hide when the nagging wife is running amok. Unfortunately, a sinister green-skinned baddie steals this hole and uses it to start a crime wave. The cartoon is quite clever--and quite creative. I especially loved the final scene!! I enjoyed "The Hole Idea" very much and my only reservation is that the art style is indicative of the changes in the cartoon industry at that time--employing cheaper animation (particularly the backgrounds). Still, it's a lot of fun.


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