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One Froggy Evening
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Director:
Writer:
Michael Maltese (story)
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Release Date:
31 December 1955 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
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Von Stroheim Can Kiss My Singing Green *** See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Bill Roberts ... Michigan J. Frog (singing voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones  (as Charles M. Jones)
 
Writing credits
Michael Maltese (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
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Robert Gribbroek .... layout artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Abe Levitow .... animator
Richard Thompson .... animator
Ben Washam .... animator
Willie Ito .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Milt Franklyn .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
7 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #16892)

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Trivia:
The building in the closing scenes is the Tregoweth Brown building, a reference to film editor Treg Brown.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Michigan RagSee more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Von Stroheim Can Kiss My Singing Green ***, 24 July 1999
Author: DButcher from The Great American Heartland

"Greed" is one of the great American classics, but so often we limit ourselves to thinking of a film as a multi-hour feature film with live actors. In "One Froggy Evening" Chuck Jones tells the story of a construction worker demolishing a building and discovers a frog in the cornerstone. A SINGING FROG. Naturally, the first impulse is to make money on the frog. The only problem, the frog will only sing for this one guy. Not paying crowds, not talent agents, ONLY HIM. Slowly he is driven mad, not so much by the frog but by his own failed plans with the frog. Failing to recognize the special gift he has, he sees the building going up and sticks the frog back into the cornerstone. Years pass, and when the laser demolition-man is vaporizing the building with his 21st century technology, what does he find? A SINGING FROG. "You know," he thinks, "I could make some money." And so the cycle continues. People of any time are the same, they never learn. There's your moral. Chuck Jones does in 7 minutes what Von Stroheim took 7 hours to do. A genuine masterpiece of animation.

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