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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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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] 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Won't You Come Over to My HouseSee more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Must watch., 26 May 2005
Author: Robert Deschenes (ace_kalibur@hotmail.com) from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

You know, I would virtually tell everyone to watch EVERY short that Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese collaborated on. They are icons in creating some of the best storytelling animation in our time. EVERYONE looking to get into screen writing or story board writing should study their storytelling. But the two most important ones, the first ones that everyone should watch when beginning their curiosity should be Feed the Kitty, which inspired Joe Dante and Chris Columbus, and this short, One Froggy Evening, which influenced Steven Spielberg.

A laborer at a demolition site discovers a frog that can sing and dance. Seeing a world of opportunity, he leaves, and gets more than he ever bargained for.

There are too many elements in this short to count. But it's great. The frog doesn't even need to sing for you to appreciate the hilarity of it all. But if you do listen to the frog, I guarantee you at one point in your life you will sing that song in your head. When people at my work ask me to try to tune out some song in their head, I pop out, "Hello My Baby," or, "Michigan Rag." They end up having one of those songs permanently stuck in their head. Try it! You'll go through work faster and have a good memory stuck in your head. And if you haven't watched this cartoon, I suggest you find it. Now.

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