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Bad Luck Blackie

Bad Luck Blackie

Bad Luck Blackie (1949) Theatrical Cartoon Bad Luck Blackie

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  • Theatrical Short
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Cartoon Characters: Bad Luck Blackie, Kitten, Dog.
  • Originally Released in 1949.
  • TechniColor
  • Running Time: 6:55 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Bad Luck Blackie is a black cat whose job it is to bring bad luck wherever needed... and it IS needed by a poor little kitten, constantly tortured by an evil bulldog. "Whenever you need me, just blow the whistle," Blackie says to the kitten. Whenever the dog bothers the kitten, the kitten blows the whistle and Blackie comes out of nowhere, crossing the dog's path and giving him bad luck... usually in the form of something large and heavy falling on him from the sky! As his luck gets worse and worse, the objects get bigger and bigger. Falling objects include (in successive order) a flowerpot, a kitchen sink and a battleship.

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The mousetrap hidden in the saucer of milk has to be one of the cruelest, funniest cartoon moments ever. So simple, so fiendish, so brilliant.

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This is by far one of the funniest cartoons Tex Avery ever made. It's just so hilarious - that stupid little melody that you hear everytime the black cat shows up, all the various "objects" falling from out of nowhere... Tex takes the...  (read more)

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I sgree that this may be Tex's funniest effort. The premise is simple with lots of great Averian twists. A classic that only gets better with repeated viewing.

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