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Little Johnny Jet (1953)

Approved | | Family, Short, Comedy | 18 April 1953 (USA)
Virtually identical in plot terms to 'One Cab's Family' (1952), but this time round it concerns a family of aeroplanes and the problems Mom and Pop have with Junior, whose obsession with ... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Heck Allen (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
June Foray ... Mary
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Storyline

Virtually identical in plot terms to 'One Cab's Family' (1952), but this time round it concerns a family of aeroplanes and the problems Mom and Pop have with Junior, whose obsession with speed leads him to acquire a jet engine... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny le petit jet See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The score for this cartoon was featured on the audio CD "Tom & Jerry & Tex Avery Too!". See more »

Goofs

When John Sr flies & lands at the airfield he has four engines, two on each wing. When he hangs up his cockpit dome & props inside the hangar, he has only two engines. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mary: [seeing a depressed John land in the hangar] Any luck today, John?
John: No, Mary, same as yesterday. I went to every airport in town, and they just don't have any use for an old, burned-out B-29.
Mary: Nonsense.
[she and John kiss]
Mary: You can fly as well as any of those newfangled airplanes. Did you tell them of your wonderful war record?
[John looks at a portrait of himself as a proud, well-decorated war plane]
Mary: A hero of ninety missions over the Pacific?
John: Yeah. I even showed them my purple heart.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Giraffe's Flying Car (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

To the Color
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Plays when John is excited to re-enlist.]
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User Reviews

 
The best of Tex Avery's cartoons giving human characteristics to inanimate objects
5 June 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This cartoon was nominated for an Oscar, which is welcome although a bit puzzling, as this is a prototypical Tex Avery cartoon-take something ordinary, twist it in some odd or extraordinary way and fire sight gags at the audience for the bulk of the cartoon. Avery often gave inanimate objects human traits, as he does here and this is a marvelous cartoon, but he did at least a dozen that were as good or better that weren't nominated. Which proves that the Academy Awards process is as much chance as anything else. This shows on Cartoon Network often. Recommended


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