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David Detiege (story) &
Chuck Jones (story)
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Release Date:
30 December 1961 (USA) See more »
A talent agent on an African safari discovers Nelly, a singing giraffe, and brings her to America to be a famous performer... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Mel Blanc ... Married Giraffe / Little Bird / Tortoise (voice)
Gloria Wood ... Nelly (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Prentiss ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Abe Levitow (co-director)
Maurice Noble (co-director)
Writing credits
David Detiege (story) (as Dave Detiege) &
Chuck Jones (story)

Original Music by
Milt Franklyn 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown 
Animation Department
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Tom Ray .... animator
Richard Thompson .... animator
Ben Washam .... animator
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Additional Details

7 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (PCA #19620)

Did You Know?

One of the songs that Nelly sings is "The Flower of Gower Gulch," first sung by Porky Pig in the cartoon "Drip-a-Long Daffy."See more »
Movie Connections:
References So Much for So Little (1949)See more »
The Flower of Gower GulchSee more »


Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
List: Warner Bros. cartoons that were nominated for Academy Awards
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Yes, you can find 'Nelly' on DVD...!!!, 30 May 2008
Author: Jose Calzada from Mexico

For those of us who are die-hard fans of this delightful and politically incorrect cartoon (Nelly desecrates an American home an then attempts to commit suicide) here's the DVD where you can find it at last: 'Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees', along with some other -almost- forgotten gems, such as 'The High Note', 'The Dot and the Line' and the chilling 'Peace on Earth'. Most of the transfers are OK, yet some suffer from technical problems like the use of non-anamorphic widescreen for a few cartoons filmed in Cinemascope, even if the box says they are anamorphic transfers (!). The collection covers the years from 1940 to 1965.

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