Mighty Angelo the Flea takes a vacation on a dog in the country. The muscular insect becomes the little mutt's protector when he is bullied by Butcher the bulldog.







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Uncredited cast:
Butcher / Dogcatcher / TV Actor / Bulldog (voice) (uncredited)


Mighty Angelo is billed as "The World's Strongest Flea" by the urban circus at which he performs. Angelo decides to take a vacation on some quiet, country dog and hops into the fur of a shaggy pooch sleeping on a suburban estate. When a belligerent bulldog disturbs the pooch's- and Angelo's- sleep, Angelo decides to fight the bulldog. The bulldog is befuddled by the unseen powerhouse that drops bricks on his head, pulls him through a knothole in a fence, and whacks him on his head and backside with a mallet. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Release Date:

28 June 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maailman vahvin kirppu  »

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1.37 : 1
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This was the last Warner Brothers short scored by Carl W. Stalling before his retirement. See more »


[first lines]
Dogcatcher: Ouch! Why you - !
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Featured in The Shining (1980) See more »


aka "Cradle Song"
Music by Johannes Brahms
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Not one of Jones' best but good
25 May 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese short about a flea called the Mighty Angelo who performs as a strongman in a flea circus. Angelo decides to take a vacation in a rural dog's fur. Unfortunately for Angelo, he finds little rest and relaxation as his dog is harassed by an annoying bulldog. So Angelo takes matters into his own hands and decides to teach the bulldog a lesson. An enjoyable cartoon with the usual Chuck Jones quirks. It's not what I would call one of his classics but it is entertaining with a couple of good gags and a premise that is clever, albeit a little thin. If there's one big negative, it's that it never builds to much before it abruptly ends. The animation is nice and colorful. The music by Carl Stalling is fun. This would be Stalling's last short before retiring. The man was a legend whose music helped make the Looney Tunes cartoons as exceptional as they were. The quality would drop in the 1960s when cartoons became more reliant on cheap stock music. Anyway, check this out if you're a fan of Chuck Jones. It's no "Feed the Kitty" or "One Froggy Evening" but it's alright.

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