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Phil Eastman (story)
Bill Scott (story)
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25 January 1951 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Art Babbitt 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Phil Eastman  story
Bill Scott  story

Produced by
Stephen Bosustow .... executive producer
John Hubley .... producer
Original Music by
Ernest Gold 
Art Department
Abe Liss .... designer
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animator
Paul Julian .... color artist
Cecil Surry .... animator

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Additional Details

USA:7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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I found this one a bit too cute without anything special about it to offset the cuteness., 7 September 2002

The animation here is good, but not special, the story and script I found too cute by half and I was a bit disappointed by this one. Part of this can be attributed to the fact that I saw Ballet-Oop first, which is far superior and shows how this kind of thing should be done. I saw this a second time and just watched it without watching anything else on the tape that time. It's still too cute for my tastes, but it's a decent short. Worth watching. Recommended with above caveat.

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