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16 April 1955 (USA) See more »
A scientist invents the portable hole, only to have a thief steal his samples to go on a crime spree. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Mel Blanc ... Prof. Calvin Q. Calculus / Newspaper Man / Baby / Scientists / News Reporter / Devil (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bea Benaderet ... Gertrude - Henry's Wife (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert McKimson 
Writing credits
Sid Marcus (story)

Produced by
Edward Selzer .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Milt Franklyn (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Robert McKimson .... animator
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Richard H. Thomas .... layout artist
Music Department
Milt Franklyn .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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7 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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[last lines]
[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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Which series is this from: Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I've got a hole in me pocket, 12 November 2008
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

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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