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Jerky Turkey (1945)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Short | 7 April 1945 (USA)
The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line... for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving ... See full summary »

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... Turkey Call (voice) (uncredited)
Wally Maher ... Turkey (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Hunting Pilgrim (voice) (uncredited)
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The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line... for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving dinner. He meets a black market turkey, one who sounds like Jimmy Durante. The turkey sells himself to the Pilgrim, but a chase ensues... The turkey can deflect machine gun bullets... when dressed as Superman. The two declare a truce and decide to eat together at Joe's Diner... Written by David Steele

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The turkey's voice and look is patterned after Jimmy Durante. See more »

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Referenced in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010) See more »

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The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Good Short from Avery
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Jerky Turkey (1945)

*** (out of 4)

The pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock and soon after one wants to catch a turkey for his family's dinner. The big-nosed, large-belly Pilgrim goes out into the woods and finds a turkey but it's not going to be easy to catch him. This Tex Avery short is a pretty good one that features a couple memorable characters going through various violent things that these MGM shorts always seemed to feature. There are several funny gags to be seen here including one that has Plymouth Rock actually being a rock looking like a turkey. Another funny gag deals with a bear walking around advertising for people to "Eat at Joe's." I found both the Pilgrim and the turkey characters to be quite good and memorable. They have a good comic timing against one another and I thought they helped make the action go by at a quick pace. The animation is nice and certainly helped the film as well.


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