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Chuck Jones (screenplay)
George Selden (book)
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Release Date:
24 April 1973 (USA) See more »
Chester Cricket gets trapped inside a picnic basket and transported from his home in Connecticut to the middle of New York City... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mel Blanc ... Tucker the Mouse (voice)

Les Tremayne ... Chester C. Cricket / Harry the Cat / Father / Music Teacher (voice)

June Foray ... Mother (voice)
Kerry MacLane ... Mario Bellini (voice)
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Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chuck Jones  screenplay
George Selden  book "The Cricket in Times Square"

Produced by
Joseph Aidlin .... associate producer
John Allen .... associate producer
Chuck Jones .... producer
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
Film Editing by
Hank Gotzenberg 
Production Design by
Oscar Dufau 
Production Management
Don Foster .... production manager
Art Department
Garth Williams .... illustrator: original book
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... animator
Mary Cain .... ink and paint artist
George Nicholas .... animator
Manuel Perez .... animator (as Manny Perez)
Phil Roman .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irv Spence)
Irv Wyner .... background artist
Music Department
Israel Baker .... musician: violin solo
Other crew
Ted C. Bemiller .... production coordinator (as Ted Bemiller)
Mary Roscoe .... assistant to producer
Connie Sherman .... assistant to producer

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24 min
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Followed by A Very Merry Cricket (1973) (TV)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Classic TV Cartoon Special, 28 February 2003
Author: L. T. Quinn ( from Pike County, IL

Chuck Jones' 1973 adaption of the George Sheldon children's novel about a braunswager eating cricket named Chester, who accidentally gets trapped in a picnic basket and ends up taking residence in a news stand owned by a impoverished Italian family and starts playing Beethoven with his wings, which sound like a violin. Featuring the voice of Warner Brothers' cartoon great Mel Blanc as Tucker the Mouse.

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