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The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955)

The old fishing boat captain tells the story of Chilly Willy, a singing polar bear and a bulldog who quickly falls asleep when he hears a lullaby.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Polar Bear / Bulldog (voice) (uncredited)
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ... Skipper (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

In the Antarctic, a fishing boat passes an iceberg where we hear the lullaby "Rockabye Baby" being sung. The captain explains how, 20 years ago, a polar bear was trying to steal fish from his ship. Alas, Chilly Willy the penguin also had his eyes on the fish. A very mean bulldog was sleeping in front of the fish, and Willy made sure the polar bear kept waking it up. Every time, the bear quickly sang a verse of "Rockabye Baby" and the dog would fall asleep again. Finally, the two of them ended up stranded atop a tall iceberg, where we see that they're still going at it, with bushy gray beards now. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of Rock-A-Bye Point See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, but lost to Speedy Gonzales. See more »

Goofs

When the anvil falls on the Polar Bear's head he takes right hand to cover his mouth so he won't wake up the Bulldog but in the next shot when he is writing ouch! his left hand is covering his mouth. See more »

Connections

Edited into Woody Woodpecker and His Friends (1982) See more »

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The Ultimate Chilly Willy Cartoon
1 December 2018 | by cmomman1988See all my reviews

Pros: Glad it got an Oscar nomination; Avery as usual Cons: Seen familiar Avery gags before, but that doesn't bother me


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