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  • Theatrical Short
  • Traditional Animation
  • Pintoff Productions Inc., Kingsley International
  • Cartoon Characters: P.P. Harry, Dog, Bus Passenger, Sewer Worker, Lady.
  • Voice Actors: Carl Reiner.
  • Directed By Ernest Pintoff.
  • Produced By Ernest Pintoff.
  • Animated By Jim Hiltz, Jimmy T. Murakami, Jack Schnerk.
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), Ernest Pintoff, 1960.
    BAFTA Film Award, Best Animated Film, Ernest Pintoff, 1960
  • Music: Ernest Pintoff.
  • Originally Released in 1959 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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A funny spoof on the old saying "to create great music, the artist must suffer." Aspiring violinist P.P. Harry learns that one must suffer- but, perhaps, not too...  (more)

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This is my all time favorite carton. I saw it in a movie theatre on 42nd Street in New York when I was going to NYC more than 45 years ago. I would very much like to get a copy of carton in original 35MM, VHS, or DVD. I am laughing while I'm typing...  (read more)
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I remember this from 1959 - the line "Boy, are you ugly." I still laugh today. Would love to see it posted, I'd even buy it.

A violinist wants to play better, is told he must suffer, and he does - he ends up playing beautifully, but...  (read more)
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