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Posted: August 16, 2014
Review of : Kuku Nuts
Originally Released on March 30, 1945.
Review Date: August, 2014
First, a thanks to - Antenna TV - over the air channel and their program - Totally Tuned In - for
their rebroadcasts of these cartoon classics.
This cartoon is a story of the Fox trying to catch the Crow while living on
a deserted tropical isle. As usual, Crow seems to alwyas outsmart Fox. This
is a staple of Fox & Crow cartoons. Beautiful watercolor backgrounds typical of
the era along with a simple plot allows you to sit back and enjoy this cartoon.
Annimation and background graphics are high quality, typical of the 1930s thru mid 40s period.
From Wiki - Frank Lee Graham (November 22, 1914-September 2, 1950) Graham created the voices of a
number of cartoon characters in animated films for Walt Disney, MGM, Columbia and Warner Bros.
studios. He was the voice of the wolf in several Tex Avery cartoons, as well as the mouse in
King-Size Canary at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He provided the voices of both the Fox and Crow in the
eponymous-named shorts at Columbia. He was found dead at age 35 in his convertible in the carport
of his home in Los Angeles on September 2, 1950. A coroner declared he had committed suicide by
carbon monoxide poisoning.
Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 – November 2, 1986) was an American actor known for his work on MGM,
Walter Lantz and Walt Disney theatrical cartoons during the Golden Age of Animation and for
portraying villain Boris Badenov on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. He became known as "The Man
of a thousand voices" and "America's most versatile actor". Wounded at Normandy beach on D-Day.
From Wiki - Totally Tooned In - is a syndicated television animated cartoon series consisting of
theatrical cartoons from the Columbia Pictures and UPA animation studios.
Posted: August 30, 2012
In this enjoyable yet mediocre Fox and Crow short, the Fox, after twenty years of eating nothing but coconuts (or "Kuku Nuts"), decides to pursue his old nemesis the Crow as a potential meal. Though this short does have its moments (including the Fox in drag and the silly coconut face that the Crow devises at the end), it ultimately falls flat when compared to earlier Fox and Crow efforts. Like the later "Phoney Baloney" the plot of this film could have featured virtually any two characters. Much better are those Fox and Crow shorts, like "Mr. Moocher", "Room and Bored", and "Way Down Yonder in the Corn", that really play on the different personalities of each character.
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Posted: March 24, 2004
TROPICAL ISLAND MADNESS!!!!
I enjoy this cartoon alot! It's the only time the fox wants to eat the crow!!!! Screwball comedy non-stop, from the hula "drag", to cornering the crow in the oven! To the sinister drooling fox at the table watching the timer, to the crow's quick escape and fox's villainous pursuit of the crow, to the surprising ending!!!!
The fox was drawn to look and act as a determined hunter after his prey!!!! He did not like to be laughed at!!!! He became easily and dangerously enraged at the crow!!!! And through all this i had tears in my eyes laughing! This is the funniest episode yet!!!!
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