History WesternAnimation / OneFroggyEvening

7th Feb '16 3:25:41 PM nombretomado
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Referred to by Creator/StevenSpielberg as "the ''Film/CitizenKane'' of animated film", this [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1955]] Creator/ChuckJones ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short featured none of the regular Creator/WarnerBros stable, instead telling a standalone story about a construction worker who discovers a live frog inside the cornerstone of a building he's helping to demolish. To his amazement, the frog pulls out a little top hat and cane and starts to sing and dance. The construction worker naturally expects to strike it rich from his discovery. Unfortunately, the frog [[NotSoImaginaryFriend refuses to perform in front of anybody else]]. At the end, after becoming destitute and homeless, the man puts the frog into the cornerstone of a new building, and a flash forward reveals that a man of the future will soon suffer the same fate.

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Referred to by Creator/StevenSpielberg as "the ''Film/CitizenKane'' of animated film", this [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1955]] Creator/ChuckJones ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short featured none of the regular Creator/WarnerBros stable, instead telling a standalone story about a construction worker who discovers a live frog inside the cornerstone of a building he's helping to demolish. To his amazement, the frog pulls out a little top hat and cane and starts to sing and dance. The construction worker naturally expects to strike it rich from his discovery. Unfortunately, the frog [[NotSoImaginaryFriend refuses to perform in front of anybody else]]. At the end, after becoming destitute and homeless, the man puts the frog into the cornerstone of a new building, and a flash forward reveals that a man of the future will soon suffer the same fate.
30th Jan '16 8:09:19 PM Homemaderat
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** The song itself is an interesting example of dissonance. While written by men, the intended singer/speaker of the song was a female. Who is singing a sad lullaby about seeing a little girl in the park that reminds her of her own dead daughter. Over time though it seems to have been covered more often by men. Given the change of gender and tone the song underwent by the time it got to this short, there's a whole lot of implications that weren't ever intended.

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** The song itself is an interesting example of dissonance. While The song as originally written as sung by men, the intended singer/speaker of man, tells the song was story of a female. Who is singing woman. As it's a sad lullaby about seeing her finding a little girl in the park that reminds her of her own dead daughter. Over time though it seems to have been covered more often by men. Given child. The part Michigan sings is the change of gender and tone chorus that is preceded in the song underwent by making it clear it is the time it got to this short, there's female's words. When sung by a whole lot of implications that weren't ever intended.male, the song can now have UnfortunateImplications.
30th Jan '16 8:02:54 PM Homemaderat
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** The song itself is an interesting example of dissonance. While written by men, the intended singer/speaker of the song was a female. Who is singing a sad lullaby about seeing a little girl in the park that reminds her of her own dead daughter. Over time though it seems to have been covered more often by men. Given the change of gender and tone the song underwent by the time it got to this short, there's a whole lot of implications that weren't ever intended.
5th Jan '16 7:45:45 PM Psi001
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: "Another Froggy Evening" gives one to the frog. He finally meets someone who has no intention of exploiting him and just wants to hear him sing. They even sing together, as the short ends. The person in question? [[spoiler:Marvin the Martian.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: "Another Froggy Evening" gives one to the frog. He finally meets someone who not only understands his language but has no intention of exploiting him and just wants to hear him sing. They even sing together, as the short ends. The person in question? [[spoiler:Marvin the Martian.]]



* NoDialogueEpisode: While Michigan J. Frog does sing, the characters never communicate through dialogue the audience can hear—only signs, gestures, and cartoon violence.

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* NoDialogueEpisode: While Michigan J. Frog does sing, the characters never communicate through dialogue the audience can hear—only signs, gestures, and cartoon violence. "Another Froggy Evening" has a small conversation at the end, that works as something of TheReveal.
5th Jan '16 7:42:40 PM Psi001
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* KarmicTrickster: Michigan J. Frog.

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* KarmicTrickster: Michigan J. Frog. Maybe. [[FlatCharacter He's not a clear character.]]
4th Jan '16 1:27:17 PM speedyboris
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* NewerThanTheyThink: "Michigan Rag". Unlike the rest of the songs in ''One Froggy Evening'', this ''wasn't'' old, but created specifically for the short by Chuck Jones, Mike Maltese, and composer Milt Franklyn.
4th Jan '16 1:26:52 PM speedyboris
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* NewerThanTheyThink: "Michigan Rag". Unlike the rest of the songs in ''One Froggy Evening'', this ''wasn't'' old, but created specifically for the short by Chuck Jones, Mike Maltese, and composer Milt Franklyn.
4th Jan '16 1:23:33 PM speedyboris
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* TheCameo: In ''Another Froggy Evening'', Chuck Jones himself appears among the Romans booing the act in "Another Froggy Evening". Also present, Siskel and Ebert.

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* TheCameo: In ''Another Froggy Evening'', Chuck Jones himself appears among the Romans booing the act in "Another Froggy Evening".act. Also present, Siskel and Ebert.
4th Jan '16 1:23:18 PM speedyboris
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* TheCameo: Chuck Jones himself appears among the Romans booing the act in "Another Froggy Evening". Also present, Siskel and Ebert.

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* TheCameo: In ''Another Froggy Evening'', Chuck Jones himself appears among the Romans booing the act in "Another Froggy Evening". Also present, Siskel and Ebert.
4th Jan '16 1:16:31 PM MarshalGrover
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* TheCameo: Chuck Jones himself appears among the Romans booing the act in "Another Froggy Evening". Also present, Siskel and Ebert.
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