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One Froggy Evening Overview:

One Froggy Evening (1955) was a Animation - Musical Film directed by Chuck Jones .

One Froggy Evening was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2003.

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One Froggy Evening, Happy Anniversary! Opened December 31st, 1955

By C. S. Williams on Dec 31, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

Lobby Card Lobby Card A Chuck Jones masterpiece, a one of kind hilarious comment on human nature, the search for our hopes, the quest for our dreams and the pursuit of the happiness that we find in them; all told in just 7 minutes. I don’t know about you but every time I have a tech look at my... Read full article


One Froggy Evening, Happy Anniversary! Opened December 31st, 1955

By C. S. Williams on Dec 31, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

Lobby Card Lobby Card A Chuck Jones masterpiece, a one of kind hilarious comment on human nature, the search for our hopes, the quest for our dreams and the pursuit of the happiness that we find in them; all told in just 7 minutes. I don’t know about you but every time I have a tech look at my... Read full article


Short Film Saturday: One Froggy Evening (1955)

By Bernardo Villela on Jun 28, 2014 From The Movie Rat

Was recently reminded of this short. It has the accolades, but had it not been for Michigan’s 90s cameos and his stint as mascot for the WB Network he might by far less renowned now than he is. Michigan J. Frog – 1955 – One Froggy Evening from Ikarus on Vimeo.... Read full article


One Froggy Evening, Happy Anniversary! Opened December 31st, 1955 (4)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 31, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Lobby Card Lobby Card A Chuck Jones masterpiece, a one of kind hilarious comment on human nature, the search for our hopes, the quest for our dreams and the pursuit of the happiness that we find in them; all told in just 7 minutes. I don’t know about you but every time I have a tech look at my... Read full article


One Froggy Evening, Happy Anniversary! Opened December 31st, 1955 (3)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 31, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: Lobby Card Lobby Card A Chuck Jones masterpiece, a one of kind hilarious comment on human nature, the search for our hopes, the quest for our dreams and the pursuit of the happiness that we find in them; all told in just 7 minutes. I don?t know about yo... Read full article


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Quotes from

Michigan J. Frog: [singing] Hello, my baby / hello, my honey / hello, my ragtime gal. / Send me a kiss by wire / baby, my hearts on fire / if you refuse me / honey, you'll lose me / then you'll be left alone / Oh baby, telephone and tell me I'm your own.


Michigan J. Frog: [singing] Everybody do the Michigan Rag / everybody likes the Michigan Rag / every Mame and Jane and Ruth / from Weehawken to Duluth / slide, ride, glide the Michigan / stomp, romp, pomp the Michigan / jump, clump, pump the Michigan Rag / that lovin' rag.


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Facts about

The main character's name, "Michigan J. Frog", was created long after the cartoon was produced. Michigan J. Frog later became the mascot of the Warner Brothers television network ("The WB").
The building in the closing scenes is the Tregoweth Brown building, a reference to film editor Treg Brown.
"Come Back To Erin", the sentimental tune song by the frog about a lover longing for his Colleen, who is far away in England), was written by "Claribel", the pseudonym of Charlotte Alington Barnard. She was a prolific and successful English poet and composer of ballads and hymns during the 19th century. In 1868, she had two popular hits: "I Cannot Sing The Old Songs" and "Come Back To Erin" ("Erin" is a traditional name for Ireland). "Erin" was her most popular song. Over time, it became thought of as an Irish folk song, and a generation later, it become popular on the American vaudeville stage where such Irish songs were common.
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National Film Registry

One Froggy Evening

Released 1955
Inducted 2003
(Short, Sound)




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