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One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  31 December 1955 (USA)
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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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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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Der singende Frosch  »

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The retrospectively-given name of Michigan J. Frog is derived from the one song he sings in this cartoon that Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese wrote especially for him, "The Michigan Rag". Jones came up with the middle initial after being interviewed by a writer named Jay Cox. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Michigan J. Frog: [singing] Hello, my baby / hello, my honey / hello, my ragtime gal. / Send me a kiss by wire / baby, my hearts on fire / if you refuse me / honey, you'll lose me / then you'll be left alone / Oh baby, telephone and tell me I'm your own.
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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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Delightful cartoon highlights a singing frog...
25 March 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Anyone who's ever had a frog in his voice should enjoy this endearing cartoon from Chuck Jones. Not only is the frog beautifully animated when he goes into his song and dance routines, but the songs range from "Hello, Ma Baby" to an operatic aria from "The Barber of Seville." The simple story has an unusual premise. A man discovers a frog living inside the cornerstone of a building just demolished. The frog emerges in fine singing form, demonstrating that he's very much alive and can sing and dance. Immediately the man has dollar signs in his eyes and decides to make the rounds of agents willing to feature his singing frog as the main attraction.

Has to be one of the most original of all the Chuck Jones cartoons, fresh and funny as ever despite the crazy concept of a singing and dancing frog. (Or because of).

An absolute delight.


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