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The Return of Mr. Hook (1945)

Seaman Hook has big plans for after the war, mostly involving rushing home and marrying his sweetie. So do his fellow seaman, but theirs involve buying bonds.

Director:

Robert McKimson (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sailors / Sales Clerk / Realtor (voice) (uncredited)
June Foray ... Shoo-Shoo (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Lake ... Mr. Hook (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Sailor (voice) (uncredited)

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Seaman Hook has big plans for after the war, mostly involving rushing home and marrying his sweetie. So do his fellow seaman, but theirs involve buying bonds.

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The first cartoon to be directed by Robert McKimson. See more »

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References Any Bonds Today? (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

When My Dream Boat Comes Home
Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
[Plays when Mr. Hook calls his girlfriend.]
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Making Post-War Plans
12 November 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was my second look at "Mr. Hook" and since it had a similar theme as the first one I saw ("The Good Egg"), I obviously learned that this cartoon character was here mainly, if not solely, to promote the sale of war bonds during World War II. The U.S. Navy produced these 3-5-minute cartoons.

This one has the added talents of director Robert McKimson and the voice of Mel Blanc, adding to Arthur Lake's "Mr. Hook." You can tell because it looks pretty good and the voices are better than the other animated short I watched. Hank Ketcham, who gained fame with his "Dennis The Menace" comic strip, wrote the material here. Oddly, it isn't as funny you would think with this great talent behind it.

Mainly, Mr. Hook shows the audience, who saw this in the last year of The War, what practical things he can do when the war is over and he's a civilian again....such as finally getting out of his sailor's duds and dressing up with a new suit and hat so he can impress his girl "Choo Choo" and ask her to marry her. Then, money is needed for other incidental items, like a house, furniture, marriage, kids, etc..

Note: The cartoon ran three minutes and 50 seconds, not two minutes as stated here on the title page (not that it's important)..


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1945 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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