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Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (1963)

Pilot for a TV series staring William Schallert as cartoonist Griff and his cartoon Philbert, that comes to life.

Director:

Richard Donner (as Richard D. Donner)

Writers:

Friz Freleng (story), Richard De Roy (screenplay) (as Richard DeRoy) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Schallert ... Griff M.
Joanna Barnes ... Angela
Trustin Howard Trustin Howard ... Philbert (voice)
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Pilot for a TV series staring William Schallert as cartoonist Griff and his cartoon Philbert, that comes to life.

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Philbert See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

As with Adventures of the Road-Runner (1962), this was an unsold television pilot for ABC that ended up in theaters as a theatrical short. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000) See more »

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Philbert
Written by Sammy Fain and Sy Miller
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Might have been an okay series . . .
27 October 2005 | by GunsmokeRocksSee all my reviews

. . .if they had fixed some things.

I just watched this. They put it on the fourth disk of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3 DVD.

It had a lot of familiar names like William Shallert, Friz Freleng (WB animator) and Richard Donner (now, big-time Hollywood director), but they just could not seem to make it work.

"Philbert" was just too much like a person and the whole premise was "gee, look what we can make this cartoon do in a real world." Unfortunately, there was really nothing extraordinary about Philbert himself. That translated into nothing extraordinary about the show. Now, if someone like Tex Avery had animated Philbert, it could have been quite a show for it's time.

About the only thing that set it apart from the better extraordinary buddy type shows of that era was that there was no laugh track. Ironically, it was one that needed it.


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