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Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble (co-director)
John W. Dunn (story) &
Chuck Jones (story)
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Release Date:
27 April 1963 (USA) See more »
In this very abstract cartoon, a hard-of-hearing old Britisher finds a red horn and uses it as a megaphone... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Remarkable use of limited animation! See more (10 total) »


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Mel Blanc ... Vocal effects (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Maurice Noble (co-director)
Writing credits
John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn) &
Chuck Jones (story)

Produced by
David H. DePatie .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Lava  (as Bill Lava)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects
Animation Department
Bob Bransford .... animator
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Ben Washam .... animator
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

6 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #20228)

Did You Know?

This was the first Warner Bros cartoon to use the "modern" Looney Tunes opening and closing sequence featuring stylized animation, an abstract WB logo, zooming "OO" in the word "Cartoon", swirling zooming lines (in place of the zooming shield), and slick lettering, on a black background, all to a "modern" rendition of the Looney Tunes theme ("The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down"). This title will also be used on four 1964 shorts ("Bartholomew Vs. The Wheel," "Senorella and the Glass Huarache," "Pancho's Hideaway" and "Road to Andalay,) and then every WB cartoon from 1965 to 1969.See more »
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List: Warner Bros. cartoons that were nominated for Academy Awards
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Remarkable use of limited animation!, 29 August 2001

This cartoon, which was nominated for an Oscar (losing out to the remarkable short, The Hole), is an exceptional use of limited animation. In order to compensate for the drawbacks inherent in limited animation, something else isneeded to counterbalance the lack of motion. Through very creative use of color and sound (as well as a fascinating and thought-provoking idea), Chuck Jones manages to turn a weakness into a strength and the result is truly inspired. This runs relatively often on Cartoon Network on the weekends and doubtless will run on the Chuck Jones Show eventually, if it hasn't already. Most highly recommended.

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