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The Crunch Bird

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  • Theatrical Film
  • Traditional Animation
  • Maxwell-Petok-Petrovich Productions, Regency Films
  • Cartoon Characters: Crunch Bird, Wife, Murray.
  • Voice Actors: Len Maxwell.
  • Directed By Ted Petok.
  • Produced By Ted Petok.
  • Animated By Joe Petrovich.
  • Awards: Oscar StatuetteAcademy Award, Best Short Subject (Animated Film), 1972.
  • Editor: Helen Carey.
  • Originally Released in 1971 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 1:58 minute.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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A wife buys her husband Murray a pet bird as a birthday gift and takes it home. But Murray can't leave his business problems back at the office. When her husband...  (more)

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I'm a 67-year-old woman who saw this while visiting Dallas back in 1972 and never forgot it. The ending totally caught me by surprise because it was so unexpected -- and because back in those days words like "ass" were not standard fare in...  (read more)
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