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Boyhood Daze (1957)

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Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that ... See full summary »



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Uncredited cast:
Dick Beals ...
Ralph Phillips (voice) (uncredited)
Headquarters Commander / President / Jail Officer / Ralph's Father (voice) (uncredited)


Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that he is a space ace pilot who single-handedly thwarts a Martian invasion. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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20 April 1957 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Unseen Voice: [Ralph imagining he's in a jail cell; whispering] They're coming to get you, Phillips. They're coming to get you.
[Ralph crushes out a cigarette he was smoking, gets up and walks unafraid toward the door]
Jail Officer: [as he opens the door] You're gonna have to pay for this, Ralph Phillips!
Ralph's Father: [Fade back to his father standing at the door of Ralph's bedroom] Yeah, I'm sorry, son, but we're just gonna have to pay for that window out of our allowance.
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Yet another great Ralph Phillips cartoon!
18 February 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love the three Ralph Phillips cartoons that Looney Toons made. The first two (FROM A to Z-Z-Z-Z and BOYHOOD DAZE) are roughly the same format while the final film consists of Ralph and a friend watching Wiley Coyote and the Roadrunner and making commentary about the film. The character is quite charming and likable and seeing this little boy's daydreams come to life is really a pleasure. In A to Z-Z-Z-Z, these dreams all occur when Ralph is supposed to be listening in class. In BOYHOOD DAZE, Ralph is sent to his room after breaking a window and imagines all kinds of crazy consequences--including a fight with cannibals and a flight in an experimental fighter plane pursued by Martians! In the end, however, the confrontation with Dad isn't so bad after all and we see that Ralph has learned his lesson....or has he?!

Highly imaginative and fun, these cartoons represent some of the best Looney Toons had to offer even if they are rather obscure films today. My only quibble, and it's very, very minor, is that the animation style is over-simplified and modern and isn't as highly detailed as you'd see in earlier Looney Tunes cartoons. But, this was the style of late 50s cartoons and this style was a lot cheaper to produce.

FYI--George Washington NEVER cut down a cherry tree--that's a silly myth. If you don't believe me, ask an American History teacher!

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