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Fudget's Budget (1954)

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The Fudgets are like many families. George Fudget is the household breadwinner. His wife Irene takes his money, pays the bills, puts the remainder into their savings account, and sometimes ... See full summary »

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The Fudgets are like many families. George Fudget is the household breadwinner. His wife Irene takes his money, pays the bills, puts the remainder into their savings account, and sometimes takes a dollar here and there for her "cookie jar" savings so that she can on occasion buy those little extras for herself, her weakness being hats. George doesn't know about that cookie jar, so he chastises her every time she buys a hat. Sometimes their budget may go up, such as when George gets a new higher paying job. And sometimes they need to spend more than their budget, such as when something unexpectedly breaks and needs to be replaced. They just hope that they can weather any proverbial rainy days, for which they may or may not have enough in their savings. Written by Huggo

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Included in the 3-disc DVD set "UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection," released 15 March 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. See more »

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I love this cartoon, but then, I would-I worked for an accountant!
11 September 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short does nothing terribly dramatic. No ground-breaking animation, or special voice work. It will not cure the common cold or achieve great breakthroughs in technology or world peace. But it is a rather charming look at a somewhat eccentric couple and their attempts to budget. I consider it one of my favorite cartoons done by a very talented staff at an important studio. It did one thing supremely well and still does, however often I watch it: it made me laugh. That's a good deal to say for anything these days. Wonderful short, well worth tracking down. Most recommended.


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