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  • Theatrical Short
  • Traditional Animation
  • MGM
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Cartoon Characters: Pilgrim, Turkey.
  • Voice Actors: Harry E. Lang, Bill Thompson.
  • Directed By Tex Avery.
  • Produced By Fred Quimby.
  • Animated By Preston Blair, Ed Love, Ray Abrams.
  • Music: Scott Bradley.
  • Originally Released on April 07, 1945.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:31 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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A dopey Pilgrim goes hunting a turkey who speaks in a Jimmy Durante impersonation and runs the local black market. War and rationing gags abound (Pilgrims line up...  (more)

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GREATEST cartoon turkey of all time--AND the greatest Jimmy Durante imitation of all time.
SUPER gags, all the way around (it's unfortunate, though, that the "half-breed" had to be censored out). The pilgrim's great, too--his...  (read more)
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An absolute riot!!!
Greatest cartoon turkey ever (also probably the greatest imitation of Jimmy Durante ever).......the pilgrim is a scream! He foreshadows Don Martin's MAD Magazine characters.
Prize gag: The one about the half-breed...  (read more)
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