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King-Size Canary (1947)

A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities...

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... Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ... Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities...

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6 December 1947 (USA)  »

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Kanariefågeln som växte  »

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1.37 : 1
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The Jumbo-Gro juice was drank 10 times total, 1 time by the canary, (as a medication, by the hungry cat, almost acting like a doctor), 1 time by the dog, 4 times by the mouse and 4 times by the cat, until the bottle became empty, being drank so quick and often, (among the mouse and cat). See more »

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Mouse: You see, old chum? It's just like I said at the beginning. I told you I'd save your life, didn't I?
Cat: Duh, gee, thanks a lot, old pal.
Mouse: And here's the little bottle that did the whole trick.
[then the mouse hands the Jumbo-Gro juice bottle to the cat]
Mouse: Well, so long, shortie.
[then the mouse starts walking away from the cat]
Cat: Good bye. But hey! I'm still hungry.
[...]
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Referenced in Behind the Tunes: A Conversation with Tex Avery (2004) See more »

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Listen to the Mockingbird
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Music by Richard Milburn
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Pullin' out that bottle of Whup-ass
3 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Whatever Tex Avery was smoking when he came up with this one should be instantly legalized and doled out to the creatively bankrupt. The Classic Avery 'toon, the one he could never quite top, and a joy to behold. Bird, Cat, Dog, and Mouse - in that order - drink from an unassuming-looking bottle of Jumbo-Grow plant food. I won't give away the ending, but I wouldn't mind a sequel if only to find out what could possibly happen next.


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