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Chuck Jones (screenplay)
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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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Artistic, beautiful, a classic that belongs in every child's movie library See more (1 total) »


  (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)

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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Artistic, beautiful, a classic that belongs in every child's movie library, 13 May 2014
Author: drhazeem from Portland, OR

This was a cartoon from my parents generation and they lovingly introduced it to me as a child. I was a flaky kid and I never sat through anything... However I sat through this one. I think I loved everything about it. The music, the art, the voice acting. There was something kind of sophisticated about it considering it was a cartoon... but I loved the feel of it and I can not quite describe it...

It was created in the early 70s and stars a little cricket brought to NY and separated from his home in Connecticut. While I love everything about it, I feel the thing that really captivated me was the music.... I have always loved music. This cartoon stars music. I can not give everything away.. but the music captivated me and calmed myself and my wild brothers.

I just have to say, see it, especially if you have energetic kids. it's a very calming film.

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