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Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that ... See full summary »

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Chuck Jones

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Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dick Beals Dick Beals ... Ralph Phillips (voice) (uncredited)
Daws Butler ... Headquarters Commander / President / Jail Officer / Ralph's Father (voice) (uncredited)
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Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that he is a space ace pilot who single-handedly thwarts a Martian invasion. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rêveur invétéré See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Ralph Phillips: I get blamed for everything I do!
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Connections

Follows From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Captains of the Clouds
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Played at the beginning of the flying ace sequence
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"I hated to have to kill them all, but they had to be taught a lesson."
7 August 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Chuck Jones brings back his wonderful Ralphie Phillips character (voiced by Dick Beals) in this funny short. Ralphie previously in the classic From A to Z-Z-Z-Z, where he daydreamed in class about various heroic adventures. This time he breaks a window and is sent to his room, where his imagination once again takes over. A fun cartoon from one of the masters. Everything about this clicks. The writing is smart and funny, with a protagonist anyone who was ever a kid can relate to (sadly that doesn't cover everyone; some people were born old and miserable). The music accompanies the action perfectly. The voice work is flawless. The animation is crisp, colorful, and creative. Jones would use Ralphie again in the Adventures of Road Runner TV pilot. This is a beautiful classic, from both artistic and entertainment perspectives. Chuck Jones is my favorite of the Golden Age animation greats and cartoons like this are why.


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