I Wanna Be a Sailor
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : September 25, 1937 Series: Merrie Melodies
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A young parrot wants to be a sailor just like his own dad, so he finds a ship and some first mates and sets off to sea.


#birds / #parrot


Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.


Fred "Tex" Avery


Irvin "Irv" Spence (unverified)


Carl W. Stalling


Elvia Allman (unverified)
Billy Bletcher (unverified)
Tommy Bond


Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Music Sources

Warren, Harry and Al Dubin : "September in the Rain "
Rossini, Gioachino : "William Tell Overture "


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Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

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Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From DerekS :

When I was little, this film really intrigued me. It felt completely alien to see a Warner Bros. cartoon without Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc. etc. It's also to see how Avery's humour evolved, too. While this short certainly isn't "Red Hot Riding Hood", it's still bound to give you a laugh or two. And here's an interesting piece of trivia - the voice of Peter Parrot in the film was supplied by radio actor Robbie Winkler.
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