Cartoon Characters, Cast and Crew for King-Size Canary (1947)

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King-Size Canary

King-Size Canary

King-Size Canary (1947) Theatrical Cartoon King-Size Canary

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  • 1947
  • MGM
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Theatrical Cartoon
  • Cartoon Characters: Canary, Cat, Mouse, Dog.
  • Vocal Talent: Dick Nelson (Cat), Sara Berner (Canary), Frank Graham (Mouse).
  • Directed By Tex Avery.
  • Produced By Fred Quimby.
  • Animated By Ray Abrams, Walter Clinton, Robert Bentley.
  • Written By Heck Allen.

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While searching for food, a hungry cat finds a mouse who tells him where to find a tasty canary. However, the canary is scrawny because he's been sick, so the cat feeds the bird some "Jumbo Gro." After a little chasing, everyone is drinking the juice to grow big....  (more)

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King Sized Canary


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This is one my favorite cartoons of all time. All laffs aside, my take on it (considering the time it came out) was that it was a brilliant Cold War metaphor; prophetic about the looming tit for tat arms race that was just around the...  (read more)

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The Build-Up


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I think what makes "King-Size Canary" so great is the careful build-up that leads us to accept the basic premise. Whether this was conscious or the story just evolved like that I don't know, but there is a definite step-by-step dismantling of...  (read more)

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King-Size Canary


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Most of Tex Avery's cartoons towers over the rest of the industry. This one towers over those.
Avery was indeed the master.

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King-Size Canary


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One of the funniest. Dog/Cat/Mouse chase cartoon with many twists. The mouse breaks the third wall early and sets up the ending. A brilliant piece. And who would think that plant food would be so nutritious...  (read more)

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