A cannibal wreaks havoc in Cincinnati.


(as I. Sparber)


(story) (as Irving Spector)


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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Harry (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Chew Chew / Dentist / Fred / Emergency Vehicle Driver (voice) (uncredited)


Harry, an American tourist just back from visiting the jungle, is startled when a lantern-jawed pygmy he'd befriended shows up at his Cincinnati home. Harry takes in the pygmy, naming him "Chew Chew." What Harry doesn't know is that Chew Chew is a cannibal - with a major case of the munchies. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Animation | Short

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Release Date:

15 August 1958 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chew Chew Baby is one Famous Studios cartoon that should probably have a "parental guidance" caution
28 September 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just saw on the Something Old, Something New blog this Famous Studios Noveltoon, Chew Chew Baby (not to be confused with the same-named Woody Woodpecker cartoon). In this one, a hunter from Cincinatti encounters a little pygmy in a jungle, takes his picture, and tells him to look him up if he ever goes to his hometown. He does and, oh, what a surprise he pulls on him...The author of the blog I just mentioned says this traumatized him as a kid and he's had no desire to see this again. Having now watched this as linked from YouTube, I must say I was mostly amused by the bizarre chomping of this small cannibal especially when he upchucked that mannequin! Then there's a twist at the end that you'll probably guess right away just as it's about to happen that was a perfect end of this short. This probably wouldn't be suitable for anyone under-12 but anyone older than that who's seen The Silence of the Lambs and was entertained by that will probably enjoy this as well. P.S. Jackson "Bluto" Beck was the voice of the hunter and Jack "Popeye" Mercer was the dentist who was the first of the pygmy's victims.

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