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Screwball Squirrel (1944)

Screwball Squirrel
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Wally Maher Wally Maher
Screwy Squirrel
Dick Nelson Dick Nelson
Meathead


Written by
Heck Allen Heck Allen
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Release date: 1 April 1944
Tags: 1940s (1), Animation (1), Short Film (1), Usa (1), (1), 1944 (1)
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Darth Brutus rated this 8/10 2 months ago
Andy Goulding added this to a list 9 months, 2 weeks ago
100 Greatest Animated Shorts (100 movies items)

"Of all the attempts to create an animated star character, Tex Avery’s Screwy Squirrel was probably one of the least likely to succeed. In this cruel sociopathic squirrel, Avery created one of the Hollywood cartoon’s most hateful protagonists. In doing so he also turned the Hollywood cartoon on its head and launched a character whose cult status was destined to be celebrated by a select few in decades to come. I am one of those few. Like Bruce Springsteen pressured into writing ‘Dancing in"


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robochaa rated this 9/10 11 months, 2 weeks ago
robot2xl rated this 6/10 1 year, 2 months ago
Andy Goulding added this to a list 1 year, 8 months ago
1001 Animated Shorts You Must See - The Full List (1001 movies items)

"DIR: Tex Avery SUMMARY: A mean-spirited squirrel commandeers a cartoon from a cutesy little grey squirrel and replaces the Disney-esque antics with a frantic chase destined to subvert the accepted norms of the animated short. WHY IT'S HERE: Of all the attempts to create an animated star character, Tex Avery's Screwy Squirrel was probably one of the least likely to succeed. In this cruel sociopathic squirrel, Avery created one of the Hollywood cartoon's most hateful protagonists. In doing so "



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