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Writer:
Alan Myerson (written by)
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Release Date:
April 1976 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A collection of film clips profiling animal actors. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Rin Tin Tin ... (archive footage)

Flipper ... Flipper (archive footage)

Trigger ... Trigger (archive footage)
Daisy ... Herself (archive footage)
Pal ... Lassie (archive footage) (as Lassie)

Asta ... (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Cagney ... (archive footage)

Jimmy Durante ... (archive footage)

Cary Grant ... (archive footage)

Maureen O'Sullivan ... (scenes deleted)

Dick Powell ... (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... (archive footage)

Mickey Rooney ... (archive footage)

Gene Autry ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

John Barrymore ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Matthew Betz ... Himself - as villian in Rin Tin Tin segment (uncredited) (archive footage)

Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

William Boyd ... Himself - Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited) (archive footage)

Joe E. Brown ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Johnny Mack Brown ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Yul Brynner ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Smiley Burnette ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Champion ... Himself - Gene Autry's horse (uncredited) (archive footage)

Charles Chaplin ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Charles Coburn ... (uncredited) (archive footage)

Buster Crabbe ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Bing Crosby ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Pete the Dog ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Duke ... Himself - John Wayne's horse (uncredited) (archive footage)
Bill Elliott ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Dale Evans ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Monte Hale ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

William S. Hart ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Tony the Horse ... Himself - Tom Mix's horse (uncredited) (archive footage)
Topper the Horse ... Hopalong Cassidy's Horse (archive footage) (uncredited)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Himself - as a Rascal [scene from 'Monkey Business' (1926) ] (uncredited) (archive footage)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Black Jack ... Himself - Allan Lane's horse (uncredited) (archive footage)

Buster Keaton ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Gene Kelly ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Arthur Lake ... Himself (uncredited) (also archive footage)
Allan Lane ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Barton MacLane ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Roddy McDowall ... (uncredited) (archive footage)

Tom Mix ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Clayton Moore ... Himself - as The Lone Ranger (uncredited) (archive footage)

Donald O'Connor ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Eleanor Powell ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

William Powell ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Roy Rogers ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Mack Sennett ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Larry Simms ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Penny Singleton ... Herself (uncredited) (also archive footage)
Tamba ... Himself - the Chimpanzee (uncredited) (archive footage)

John Wayne ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Himself (uncredited) (also archive footage)
Jesse White ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Chill Wills ... Francis the Talking Mule (voice) (uncredited) (archive footage)
Clarence Wilson ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Paul M. Heller (uncredited)
Alan Myerson (uncredited)
Fred Weintraub (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Alan Myerson (written by)

Produced by
Jon Avnet .... associate producer (as Jonathan M. Avnet)
Paul M. Heller .... producer (as Paul Heller)
Fred Weintraub .... producer
 
Original Music by
Artie Butler 
 
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger 
Allan Holzman 
 
Sound Department
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects editor
Hoppy Mehterian .... sound effects mixer
Tex Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Regina Brown .... editorial staff
Dorothy Littlejohn .... editorial staff
 
Music Department
Harry Betts .... additional orchestrator
Artie Butler .... conductor
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
Gus Levene .... additional orchestrator
Vern Poore .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Stephanie Brodie .... researcher
Tully Friedman .... consultant to producers
Amy Heckerling .... researcher
Doe Mayer .... researcher
Alan Myerson .... compiler
James O'Fallon .... production coordinator
Janet Rifkin .... researcher
Michael Romney .... researcher
Carol Schreder .... head of research
Barbara Title .... researcher
Madeline Warren .... researcher
Sidney Wolinsky .... researcher
Max E. Youngstein .... mavin (as Max Youngstein)
 
Thanks
John Allen .... acknowledgment
John E. Hampton .... acknowledgment (as John Hampton)
Paul Killiam .... acknowledgment
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crazy Animals" - USA (alternative title)
"Jaws, Paws, Claws" - USA (alternative title)
"Wonderful World of Those Cukoo Animals" - USA (alternative title)
"World of Those Cuckoo" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It would have been better with some narration, 18 May 2008
Author: calvinnme from United States

The clips of animal scenes from the silent era to what was then the present (1976) are cute enough, but it certainly could have used some documentary style narration. The clips of the individual films are certainly long enough and contain some great animal moments, including those of the original Rin Tin Tin, National Velvet, and Flipper. However, imagine "That's Entertainment" with absolutely no narration at all. It's great to have the individual performances, but some context is what turns a show consisting of a series of clips such as this into a memorable documentary. Thus if you are familiar with the animal stars and the films showcased this is a fun trip down memory lane. However, kids probably just won't get it if they haven't already seen the old films from which this movie takes its clips.

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