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Screwball Squirrel (1944)

Directed by

Cal Howard Cal Howard
Dick Nelson Dick Nelson


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Description: Screwy Squirrel decides to hijack this cartoon from his friend, Sammy Squirrel, who wanted to tell a sweet story about him and his cute woodland friends. Instead, Screwy Squirrel wants to make the cartoon a battle of the wits between himself and a bird dog named Meathead. Despite Meathead being solely a dog that chases birds, Screwy Squirrel goads him into chasing him. Meathead can't let the insults from Scewy Squirrel go by without that chase. Screwy Squirrel seems to have Meathead's number as Meathead ends up on the losing end time after time when he tries to catch Screwy Squirrel. Ultimately, Screwy Squirrel provides the answ ... (more)
Release date: 1 April 1944
Tags: Comedy (1), Family (1), Animation (1), Sport (1), 1944 (1), (1), Tex Avery (1), Screwy Squirrel (1)
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"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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