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[[caption-width-right:260:Fauntleroy Fox and Crawford Crow, in a scene from one of their early shorts.]]

'''''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.

The first film in the series, "The Fox and the Grapes" was directed by ex-WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes veteran 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.

After this, the series branched out to become a more standard issue gag series, lasting for several more shorts.

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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[[folder:Filmography]]
* The Fox and the Grapes (1941): Debut of the series.
* Woodman Spare That Tree (1942)
* Toll-Bridge Troubles (1942)
* Slay It With Flowers (1943)
* Plenty Below Zero (1943)
* Tree for Two (1943)
* A-Hunting We Won't Go (1943)
* Room and Bored (1943)
* Way Down Yonder In the Corn (1943)
* The Dream Kids (1944)
* Mr. Moocher (1944)
* Be Patient, Patient (1944)
* The Egg-Yegg (1944)
* Ku-Ku Nuts (1945)
* Treasure Jest (1945)
* Phoney Baloney (1945)
* Foxy Flatfoots (1946)
* Unsure Runts (1946)
* Mysto Fox (1946)
* Tooth or Consequences (1947)
* Robin Hoodlum (1948): First of the three UPA Fox and Crows.
* The Magic Fluke (1949): Second UPA Fox and Crow.
* Grape Nutty (1949): Screen Gems holdover.
* Punchy De Leon (1950): Last Fox and Crow short, last UPA Fox and Crow.
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!Tropes:
* [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Names]]: The eponymous duo.
* 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 [[TheMultiverse universe of]] Earth-C.
* CartoonConductor: Fauntleroy in "The Magic Fluke", thanks to his baton being replaced by a magician's wand.
* CleverCrows: Crawford.
* TheDeterminator: Fauntleroy, in the first short anyway.
* FollowTheLeader: The series was undoubtably an attempt at emulating the success of series like BugsBunny.
* FunnyAnimal: Crawford Crow.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Fauntleroy.
* LimitedAnimation: The UPA shorts.
* MelBlanc: Provided the voices of the title characters in their first cartoon.
* NiceHat: Fauntleroy's boater hat and Crawford's derby hat.
* NoEnding: The abrupt end of "Room and Bored".
* ScrewySquirrel: The Crow.
* ShoutOut: In "Mysto Fox", Crawford Crow does a BugsBunny impersonation.
* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
* VitriolicBestFriends: Although it varies from short to short.
* ZanyCartoon
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