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20 September 1957 (USA) See more »
Pearl attempts to hunt down a man to be her boyfriend. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Jack Mercer ... Hillbilly Mailman / Canary / Slippery Sam / Police Officer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Seymour Kneitel 
Writing credits
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Jack Mercer  story

Produced by
Seymour Kneitel .... producer (uncredited)
Izzy Sparber .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Winston Sharples 
Art Department
John Zago .... scenic artist
Animation Department
Frank Endres .... animator
Thomas Johnson .... animator (as Tom Johnson)

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Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (certificate #06018)

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The character, Possum Pearl, actually first appeared a year earlier in the Popeye cartoon, Hill-billing and Cooing.See more »
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Spin off from Hill-billing and Cooing (1956)See more »


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Not a Pearl Beyond Price, 6 October 2013
Author: boblipton from New York City

Possum Pearl, who had been introduced the previous year in the Popeye cartoon HILL-BILLING & CROONING returns to hunt down a man, including a robber who falls into her clutches in this mediocre Paramount Noveltoon.

Hillbillies were still popular in the comics, thanks to Al Capp's comic strip, "Li'l Abner'. However the lack of variety in the scripting of the gags combines with the growing problem of shrinking budgets to render this one merely watchable. The animation is still topnotch, but the character design and backgrounding have been simplified. In the hands of a director with a well-written story, this might be an asset; certainly the folks at UPA knew how to bring a different visual view to their well-written stories. Famous, however, depended on its gags and with a shortage of things to look at between, this cartoon is no more than competent.

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