The Legend Of John HenryThe Legend Of John Henry (1973) Theatrical Cartoon by Dave Koch
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- Theatrical ShortShort
- Traditional Animation
- Stephen Bosustow Productions, Pyramid Films
- Distributed by: Columbia Broadcasting System
- Cartoon Characters: John Henry.
- Voice Actors: Roberta Flack.
- Directed By Sam Weiss.
- Produced By Nick Bosustow, David Adams.
- Animated By Ruth Kissane, Vonnie Batson.
- Written By Joe Cavella.
- Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Animated Film), Nick Bosustow and David Adams, 1974.
- Music: Tom McIntosh.
- Editor: Don Sykes.
- Originally Released in 1973 (Estimate).
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 11 minutes.
The black folktale of John Henry, the steel-driving man who challenges a steam drill machine to a drilling contest, which he wins but ultimately dies of exhaustion as a result. Roberta Flack's moving interpretation of the well-known ballad adds dimension to this... (more)
Cartoon Production Information:
Network premiere took place on CBS in 1977.
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