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The Hole Idea (1955)

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

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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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This cartoon was produced during the brief shutdown of Warner Bros.'s animation department in 1953. Since Robert McKimson had no crew at the time, he decided to animate the whole cartoon himself. McKimson considered this one of his best cartoons. See more »

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Calvin Q. Calculus: I invented the portable hole for the good of humanity. But let us all hope it will never be used for evil purposes.
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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
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I've got a hole in me pocket
12 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Thirteen years before "Yellow Submarine" featured a Sea of Holes (one of which Ringo picked up and stuck in his pocket), Robert McKimson portrayed portable holes in "The Hole Idea". It's certainly a clever cartoon. I guess that it's sort of a cliché to depict a husband who forgets anniversaries - thereby incurring his wife's anger - and a presumably good invention getting used for illicit purposes.

But overall, this is definitely a neat one. I can't understand what some reviewers have against Robert McKimson; in my opinion, his cartoons weren't the best to come out of Warner Bros., but he truly had some neat ideas. You gotta admire this one.


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