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Punch Trunk (1953)

A tiny elephant arrives in the city and spooks various inhabitants.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Birdbath Owner / Asylum Collector / John / Drunk / Circus Cat / Dr. Robert Bruce Cameron (voice)
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Storyline

A tiny elephant emerges from a banana boat and wanders about town, causing an uproar among the populace. Sightings are attributed variously to mass hysteria, insanity and dipsomania. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Certificate:

Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Doubt See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Scientist "Robert Bruce Cameron" refers to narrator Robert C. Bruce. See more »

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Referenced in Unnatural History (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes for You
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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Cute and quirky
16 July 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I too originally saw this on Daffy Duck's Quackbusters, and while Punch Trunk is not my favourite from the film I like it. Why? Because it is cute and quirky. The story is slight, and the humour isn't necessarily thick-and-fast and madcap, but what is funny is the surrealism, like one review said. Also the cartoon does have some very nice animation, some sweet music and the tiny elephant is simply adorable even if it does wreak havoc. The supporting characters are good enough, though the little elephant steals the cartoon. Overall, nice enough if nothing absolutely outstanding. It is very sweet, cute and quirky, and is just a nice watch really. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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