History WesternAnimation / TheFoxAndTheCrow

2nd Jun '17 5:15:40 PM TonyG
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The three UPA shorts completely disregarded the series' established formula. "Robin Hoodlum" is a Robin Hood parody with Fauntleroy as Robin; "The Magic Fluke" has Crawford being loyal to Fauntleroy, even after he rejects him; and "Punchy De Leon" has the duo as con artists, rather than just Crawford.
* StiffUpperLip: Parodied on "Robin Hoodlum". Robin's Merry Men act like stuffy upper class Brits, and they only get alarmed when Robin is [[ASpotOfTea late for tea]].


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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Prince John speaks this way in "Robin Hoodlum".
15th Apr '17 10:27:02 PM Mdumas43073
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The first film in the series, ''The Fox and the Grapes'', was directed by ex-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes veteran Creator/FrankTashlin, and was an experimental short in using a classic "blackout gag" format: this makes it feel like a woodland precursor to Creator/ChuckJones' later [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] cartoons--Jones even cited that short as an influence on the series! The plot established the relationship between the duo, with the dim-witted Fauntleroy going about his business, only for the crow to decide to pester him for the sake of it.

After this, the series branched out to become a more standard issue gag series, lasting for several more shorts. When United Productions of America (Creator/{{UPA}}) took over cartoon production for Columbia, they did three Fox and Crow shorts out of contractual obligation before retiring the characters for good to concentrate on their own creations, like WesternAnimation/MrMagoo and WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing.

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The first film in the series, ''The Fox and the Grapes'', was directed by ex-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes veteran Creator/FrankTashlin, and was an experimental short in using a classic "blackout gag" format: this makes it feel like a woodland precursor to Creator/ChuckJones' later [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] cartoons--Jones even cited that short as an influence on the his series! The short's plot established the relationship between the duo, with the dim-witted Fauntleroy going about his business, only for the crow to decide to pester him for the sake of it.

After this, the series branched out to become a more standard issue standard-issue gag series, lasting for several more shorts. When United Productions of America (Creator/{{UPA}}) took over cartoon production for Columbia, they did three Fox and Crow shorts out of contractual obligation before retiring the characters for good to concentrate on their own creations, like WesternAnimation/MrMagoo and WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing.
15th Apr '17 10:26:15 PM Mdumas43073
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The first film in the series, ''The Fox and the Grapes'', was directed by ex-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes veteran Creator/FrankTashlin, and was an experimental short in using a classic "blackout gag" format: this makes it feel like a woodland precursor to the Creator/ChuckJones [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] cartoons--Jones even cited that short as an influence on the series! The plot established the relationship between the duo, with the dim-witted Fauntleroy going about his business, only for the crow to decide to pester him for the sake of it.

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The first film in the series, ''The Fox and the Grapes'', was directed by ex-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes veteran Creator/FrankTashlin, and was an experimental short in using a classic "blackout gag" format: this makes it feel like a woodland precursor to the Creator/ChuckJones Creator/ChuckJones' later [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] cartoons--Jones even cited that short as an influence on the series! The plot established the relationship between the duo, with the dim-witted Fauntleroy going about his business, only for the crow to decide to pester him for the sake of it.
15th Apr '17 10:25:46 PM Mdumas43073
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Curiously, the series didn't run particular long in theaters, but it was popular enough to recieve a hit comic series, which ran for an impressive 20 years.

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Curiously, the series didn't run particular particularly long in theaters, but it was popular enough to recieve be adapted into a hit comic book series, which ran for an impressive 20 years.
15th Apr '17 10:24:45 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Fox And The Crow''''' is a series of short subjects created for ColumbiaPictures by their [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons Screen Gems cartoon outlet.]] The shorts are centered around the eponymous characters, Fauntleroy Fox and Crawford Crow.

The first film in the series, "The Fox and the Grapes" was directed by ex-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes veteran Creator/FrankTashlin, and was an experimental short in using a classic "blackout gag" format: this makes it feel like a woodland precursor to the Creator/ChuckJones [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] cartoons--Jones even cited that short as an influence on the series! The plot established the relationship between the duo, with the dim-witted Fauntleroy going about his business, only for the crow to decide to pester him for the sake of it.

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'''''The Fox And The Crow''''' is a A series of animated short subjects created for ColumbiaPictures by their [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons Screen Gems cartoon outlet.]] The shorts are centered around the eponymous characters, Fauntleroy Fox and Crawford Crow.

The first film in the series, "The ''The Fox and the Grapes" Grapes'', was directed by ex-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes veteran Creator/FrankTashlin, and was an experimental short in using a classic "blackout gag" format: this makes it feel like a woodland precursor to the Creator/ChuckJones [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] cartoons--Jones even cited that short as an influence on the series! The plot established the relationship between the duo, with the dim-witted Fauntleroy going about his business, only for the crow to decide to pester him for the sake of it.
17th Mar '17 5:42:23 PM TonyG
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* ArborealAbode: Crawford would often be shown living inside a tree, sometimes with an elevator inside.
31st Jul '16 2:29:35 PM nombretomado
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* CanonImmigrant: The characters are part of the comic series ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew: Like most of DCComics's old funny animal characters, the Fox and The Crow officially inhabit the cartoon universe of [[TheMultiverse Earth-C]].

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* CanonImmigrant: The characters are part of the comic series ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew: Like most of DCComics's Creator/DCComics's old funny animal characters, the Fox and The Crow officially inhabit the cartoon universe of [[TheMultiverse Earth-C]].
27th Jul '16 5:53:31 PM nombretomado
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'''''The Fox And The Crow''''' is a series of short subjects created for ColumbiaPictures by their [[ColumbiaCartoons Screen Gems cartoon outlet.]] The shorts are centered around the eponymous characters, Fauntleroy Fox and Crawford Crow.

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'''''The Fox And The Crow''''' is a series of short subjects created for ColumbiaPictures by their [[ColumbiaCartoons [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons Screen Gems cartoon outlet.]] The shorts are centered around the eponymous characters, Fauntleroy Fox and Crawford Crow.
28th Apr '16 6:28:44 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* TheNounAndTheNoun
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* InsuranceFraud: "Unsure Runts" has Crawford trying to damage Fauntleroy's home insurance in a series of attempts to cheat him out of his money (i.e. [[ManmadeHouseFlood flooding his house with a hose]], etc.), culminating in him blowing up Fauntleroy's house with a bunch of dynamites underneath it.

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* InsuranceFraud: "Unsure Runts" has Crawford trying to damage Fauntleroy's home insurance in a series of attempts to cheat him out of for his money (i.e. [[ManmadeHouseFlood [[ManMadeHouseFlood flooding his house with a hose]], etc.), culminating in him blowing up Fauntleroy's house with a bunch of dynamites underneath it.
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