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As a young man endures nightmares of being drafted into the US Army, an Army pixie invades his dreams to explain the realities of army life and the recruitment incentives available.

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Chuck Jones

Writer:

Chuck Jones

Star:

Daws Butler
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Daws Butler ... Ralph Phillips / Willie N. List / Barber / Guy With Wild Hair / Sergeant / Dog (voice)
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Asleep in a drafty bedroom, young Ralph Phillips dreams of his future. He envisions becoming an astronaut, becoming a millionaire, and touring the world. But a large, black shadow, representing military service, looms over this dream of adulthood. To counter this bleak figure, a pixie-like army man, Willie N. List, enters Ralph's dream to depict military life in a favorable way. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1957 (USA) See more »

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U.S. Army,Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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References Dragnet (1954) See more »

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You're in the Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones
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Nobody's getting me into the army
27 January 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In this semi-sequel to "From A to Z-z-z-z-z", daydreamer Ralph Phillips dreams - at night, that is - of being various things, until a figure named Willie N. List appears and shows him the benefits of joining the army (rather than waiting to get drafted). I assume that in 1957, an army life seemed more honorable than it does nowadays. Since "Drafty, Isn't It?" came out, we've had the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. So while Chuck Jones probably had good intentions in making this cartoon, the tragic reality has proved to be quite different from what it shows.

So, this short is pretty funny if you just accept it as a silly cartoon (it turns out that Wile E. Coyote isn't the only one who receives stuff from the ACME Corporation). But I, for one, would never want to join the army. Even if you survive the next military escapade - even if you don't lose any limbs - there's the risk of being homeless after the service. So it's best not to obey this cartoon.


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