Tokio Jokio (1943) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Tokio Jokio

Alternate Title: Flashed From The Axis

Tokio Jokio (Flashed From The Axis) (1943) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series Tokio Jokio

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  • Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Nipponews Buzzard, Air Raid, Prof. Tojo, Red Togoson, Admiral Yamamoto, Skunk, Lord Hee Haw, Hitler, Human Torpedo.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc.
  • Directed By Cpl. Norm McCabe.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By I. Ellis, Art Davis.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on May 15, 1943.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:57 minutes.
  • Production Number: 1058
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Beginning with scratchy lines on a black screen, this cartoon purports to be a Japanese newsreel ("Nipponews of the Week").

Cartoon Production Information:

Alternate Title:

"Flashed From The Axis."

Also titled "Flashed From The Axis."

The first Warner Bros. cartoon in which the credits precede the title card.

As he had just enlisted in the Army, this would be the last cartoon that Norm McCabe would direct for 21 years.

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It is the apparent aspiration of this cartoon to be the most venomous example of anti-Axis humor; but it falls well, well below that goal mainly because it can't support its case with anything except the weakest & lamest of gags.
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It is apparently the aspiration of this cartoon to be the most venomous example of American wartime humor. It just might have achieved that goal, if not for the fact it is supported by very, very weak gags. Several gags have to be viewed several times to...  (read more)

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