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King-Size Canary (1947) was a Family - Animation Film directed by Tex Avery and produced by Fred Quimby.

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The Screwy Genius of Tex Avery: King-Size Canary (1947)

on Sep 30, 2013 From True Classics

Today we present to you a brief look at the 1947 one-off cartoon short?King-Size Canary, an unrelenting bit of frenzied absurdity that?may very well be Tex Avery’s masterpiece. King-Size Canary?takes all of the typical Avery hallmarks and elevates them to the next insane level. Everything in t... Read full article

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[last lines]
Mouse: Ladies and gentlemen, we're gonna have to end this picture. We just ran out of the stuff. Good night.

Mouse: Hey, wait a minute, pal! What are you trying to do, eat me?
Cat: Duh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Mouse: Well forget it, pal. I've seen this cartoon before; and believe me, if you're smart, you won't eat me; 'cause before this picture's over, I save your life.
Cat: Duh, yeah, b-but I'm hungry.
Mouse: All right then. On the next room, you'll find a great, big, fat, juicy canary. Eat him.

Mouse: You see, old chum? It's just like I said at the beginning. I told you I'd save your life, didn't I?
Cat: Duh, gee, thanks a lot, old pal.
Mouse: And here's the little bottle that did the whole trick.
[gives it to cat]
Mouse: Well, so long, shortie.
Cat: Good bye. But - Hey! I'm still hungry.

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In animation historian Jerry Beck's 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors, this cartoon was rated the tenth greatest cartoon of all time.
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