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Director:
Writers:
N. Paul Stookey (story) &
Dave Dixon (story)
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Release Date:
3 February 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
After a multicolored rock group introduces the cartoon, Norman Normal is asked by a boss to wine and dine a client at a nightclub party... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the funniest animated shorts ever! See more (5 total) »

Cast

 
Dave Dixon ... Norman (voice) (as Paul Dixon)
N. Paul Stookey ... Norman's Boss / Norman's Father / Drunk Businessman / Hal (voice)
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Directed by
Alex Lovy 
 
Writing credits
N. Paul Stookey (story) &
Dave Dixon (story) (as Paul Dixon)

Produced by
William L. Hendricks .... producer
N. Paul Stookey .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Lava 
 
Film Editing by
Hal Geer 
 
Animation Department
Bob Abrams .... background artist
Ted Bonnicksen .... animator
John Freeman .... layout artist
Laverne Harding .... animator
Volus Jones .... animator
Ralph Penn .... background artist
Ed Solomon .... animator
 
Music Department
N. Paul Stookey .... composer: theme music
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
6 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #21778)

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Trivia:
Neither a Merrie Melodie nor a Looney Tune - this film was released as a one-time-only "Cartoon Special".See more »
Quotes:
Norman:I can't take this man that I don't know to a nightclub that I never go to, and try to get him to buy a shipment of ball-bearings by getting him drunk!
Norman's Boss:Everybody's doing it, Norm! Listen, you want to count?
Norman:It just isn't right.
Norman's Boss:But nobody will ever know!
Norman:But I'll know.
Norman's Boss:[de-ages into a college student] Mummy and Daddy won't know!
Norman:But, I...
Norman's Boss:[de-ages into a teenager] Listen, you wanna be in the gang?
Norman:Well, sure...
Norman's Boss:[de-ages into a young boy] Well then, go take Tommy's glove away or don't come any more!
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Soundtrack:
Norman Normal ThemeSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest animated shorts ever!, 5 January 2001
Author: Hotoil

There are no falling rocks, speedy animals, clumsy hunters, Sinatra impersonations, mafia gags, or violent rabbits here. But this under-appreciated classic animated short came from the same studios that brought us Bugs Bunny, Road Runner & Tweety Bird.

Not only that, it came out of the studio's worst era, which consisted of mostly bad Daffy Duck & Speedy Gonzalez shorts. Most of the animated pieces to come out of Warner Bros. in the sixties were predictable of Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett & Tex Avery classics, and they didn't fair well in theatres as the pre-film cartoon was just about extinct.

But for some reason, an undeniably smart and subtly hilarious social satire rose from the ashes of the dying genre. I am of course speaking of "Norman Normal". I had heard decent things about it but when I saw the actual cartoon, I was on the floor laughing. The closest thing I could relate it to would not be any other WB cartoon but rather the Simpsons at their best.

This may have been a nice series, but perhaps best left in it's own right as a singular sensation. Of course it didn't make much of a splash in it's time and thus will probably never see the light of TV, but hopefully the Cartoon Network will dig it from it's vaults and let a whole new audience appreciate it's short but sweet alternative comedy stylings.

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