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Cellbound (1955)

Spike has just finished the 20-year process of digging a tunnel from his prison cell but he picks the wrong place to hide.

Directors:

Tex Avery, Michael Lah

Writer:

Heck Allen (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tex Avery ... (voice)
William Hanna ... Spike's scream (voice)
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Storyline

A prisoner serving a 500 year stretch at Sing Song prison spends 20 years digging a tunnel under the wall. Escaping with his bag of disguises he intends to see the world but ends up instead inside the warden's television set. So, to keep from being caught, he has to use his disguises and act out programs such as a western, a boxing match and a ragtime band (but not the horse race) as the Warden keeps changing the channel. Written by Jerry Roberts <bothan2001@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Last MGM cartoon not filmed in CinemaScope during the 1950s. See more »

Goofs

Between 1934 and 1954, the two main characters don't seem to age. See more »

Quotes

The Warden: Now it's time for the races.
[Spike quickly grabs a watering can and pours it in front of the screen to make it look like it's raining, then holds up a sign saying "RACES CALLED! RAIN!"]
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Connections

Featured in Buiten de Zone: Geld (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Tritsch Tratsch Polka
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
[Plays over the title cards.]
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An OK cartoon, for Tex Avery
26 December 2000 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This cartoon is just average for Tex Avery, which means that it's still as good as the best work of some cartoon directors. Virtually all sight gags, many of the gags are familiar from other shorts and most often worked only moderately well here. Still worh watching (I've never seen a BAD Tex Avery) even if it's not one of his best.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cell-Bound Hound See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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