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I Was a Teenage Thumb (1963)

George Ebenezer Thumb and his wife, Prunhilda, are a medieval, rural, English couple who desperately want a child, and a kindly traveling magician named Ralph K. Merlin uses his powers to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Chuck Jones (as Chuck Jones Esq.), Maurice Noble (co-director)

Writers:

John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn), Chuck Jones (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Ralph K. Merlin Jr. / King Arthur (voice)
Richard Peel ... George Ebeneezer Thumb (voice)
Julie Bennett Julie Bennett ... Prunhilda (voice)
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

George Ebenezer Thumb and his wife, Prunhilda, are a medieval, rural, English couple who desperately want a child, and a kindly traveling magician named Ralph K. Merlin uses his powers to give them one - a thumb-sized baby who grows into a tiny knight to serve King Arthur. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1963 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

King Arthur: Marty, you ass! This fish is full of people!
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Connections

Spoofs I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Lohengrin - Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
[Plays when Tom Thumb gets married.]
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Another Chuck Jones favorite
29 January 2017 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

I remembered 10 years ago (or was it 9 years?) that I had seen this Chuck Jones cartoon on an episode of the 1970 TV series "The Merrie Melodies Show" before the TV went from Analog to Digital. I never thought much about it until I had watched the uncensored version online now it is another Chuck Jones favorite besides "Go Fly a Kit" - top favorite that is.

The story is basically a satirical take on the English re-telling of "Tom Thumb" published by Joseph Jacobs. Now I'm not sure if there is a pun intended for Merlin's full given name. It was hard for me to choose which cartoon adaptation of the fairy-tale I love: this one or the 1948 cartoon from Paramount called "The Mite Makes Right." I would say that I love both cartoons. I also love the vocal talents of Richard Peel and Julie Bennett as Mr. and Mrs George Ebenezer Thumb.

OH! I almost forgot to mention that Chuck had done a Tom Thumb short 23 years ago called "Tom Thumb In Trouble." But I love this short better.


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