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One Froggy Evening (1955)

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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

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Uncredited cast:
Bill Roberts ...
Michigan J. Frog (singing voice) (uncredited)
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A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Terence Monk and Thurl Ravenscroft have each been widely (and incorrectly) credited as the voice of Michigan J. Frog. See more »

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When the construction worker is imitating the frog in the talent agency, he's initially holding his hat, then throws his hands up in the air. When his hands come back down, his hat has disappeared. See more »

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Michigan J. Frog: [singing] Everybody do the Michigan Rag / everybody likes the Michigan Rag / every Mame and Jane and Ruth / from Weehawken to Duluth / slide, ride, glide the Michigan / stomp, romp, pomp the Michigan / jump, clump, pump the Michigan Rag / that lovin' rag.
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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
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The definitive Chuck Jones cartoon.
26 October 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Although some consider What's Opera, Doc? the perfect Chuck Jones cartoon, I would argue that this is the best choice to represent Chuck Jones boiled down to one short. Jones did a great variety of work, but he was at his best with little or no dialog, a visual cartoon that wasn't just slapstick visuals. Put a character into a situation where they either see something they want and grab it (or try to), throw in the law of unintended consequences, stir in a little bad luck and stand back to catch the fireworks! A one-shot cartoon that made its lead character a star. Think about the impact a short like that as to have had over nearly 50 years to accomplish a feat like that! To top it off, it's a morality play in 7 minutes. The more things change, the more they stay the same! Great short, an essential work in the sub-genre of the animated short. Most highly recommended!!!!


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