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Lonesome Lenny (1946)

Screwy Squirrel is bought in a pet shop to be the companion of a daft dog so strong that he squeezes his playmates to death.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Heck Allen (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ... Lenny (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Lady (voice) (uncredited)
Wally Maher Wally Maher ... Screwy Squirrel (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Screwy Squirrel is bought in a pet shop to be the companion of a daft dog so strong that he squeezes his playmates to death.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lonesome Lennie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lenny is a parody of Lenny from John Steinbeck's classic novel 'Of Mice and Men'. See more »

Quotes

Lenny: [Last line] You know I had a little friend once but he don't move no more.
[Holds up a dead Screwy Squirrel]
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Ten Little Indians
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The last of the Screwball Squirrel shorts
29 January 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short was the last one to feature Screwy Squirrel. His nemesis here is a dog patterned after the character Lenny from Of Mice and Men, which was a device used quite often in cartoons, particularly by Tex Avery (who used the two leads as the pattern for George and Junior as well). Good, if not particularly novel, short, which is probably why Avery stopped-he'd taken Screwy as far as he could and there wasn't much more to do with him. Characters were seldom important to Avery in any case. Well worth tracking down. Recommended.


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