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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:
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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:
First (and, as far as many people are concerned, only) appearance of Michigan J. Frog.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the owner of the frog gets thrown out of the talent agency, there's a hand-print on the wall to the side of the door he is thrown from. In the next shot it's gone.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 »
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Soundtrack:
I'm Just Wild About HarrySee more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
(croak), 23 April 2006
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Among my favorites of the Warner Brothers Merry Melodies shorts is the one with Michigan J Frog (which, like "the Man with No Name" in Leone films, is a marketing gimmick). It's basically a silent film only with a singing, dancing frog, right from the swamp into vaudeville as it were (ho-ho). His owner decides to make it rich with what is, well, a singing and dancing frog in such a reality-driven world as a cartoon. No one notices the frog's talents as it stops just as people are put in front of it; this even extends to an audience promised free beer. In the end, it's fairly tragic, however just in the sense of a Merry Melodies cartoon. This is one of those shorts, like Duck Amuck (my favorite), that brilliantly winks to the audience 'hey, we know this is all so irreverent and absurd, we'll play with it till it drops to the floor'. This time instead of the characters actively talking to the audience, we get the interplay between reality and fantasy played out between a man and an animal. It's funny, of course, because of the owner's attempts to get it to dance in front of others. And its timeless because it has this message of not being able to cross fantasy into reality, which is why all the Merry Melodies shorts, even the lessor ones, have this cool little quality to them. In short, one of Jones/Matleses' triumphs.

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