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An Itch In Time (1943) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series An Itch In Time

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Elmer Fudd, Elmer Fudd's Dog, A. Flea, Cat.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc.
  • Directed By Robert Clampett.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Robert McKimson, Rod Scribner, I. Ellis.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on December 04, 1943. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8:26 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Elmer and his dog are relaxing by the fire when a passing hobo flea (shouting "T-bone!") decides to make a meal out of the dog. After a furious round of scratching...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

Modern, television copies of this cartoon do not have the end in which the cat shoots self in head. The flea returns just weeks later in "A Horsefly Fleas." In September of 1943, beginning with A...  (more)

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This was such a wonderful cartoon with nice background art and music. I loved the ending with the cat crying "Well now i've seen everything!" and then shotting himeself!read more)

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Only Clampett could make 20 'dog avoiding the bth' gags work like this...The determination of A.Flea is admirtable-to the point of using a jack hammer! BTW- the 'I better quit this,Im startin' to enjoy this!' gag,was actually SUPPOSED...  (read more)

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In the early 1940s, Bob Clampett hit a number of home runs for WB, but "An Itch In Time" is a grand slam. It's the story of a flea who's busy breaking ground for a new home, and a dog whose ground is being broken. Because master Elmer will...  (read more)

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